Monthly Archives: October 2011

Two letters written by Major James Wolfe regarding the Battle of Culloden

An extraction of two letters written by Major James Wolfe (later General)(regarding the Battle of Culloden) April 17, 1746 from Wolfe in Scotland in the ’45 and from 1749 to 1753, by J. T. Findlay.

Authentic Copies of the letters and other papers of the nine Rebels

Authentic Copies of the letters and other papers of the nine Rebels a pamphlet released in August 1746 concerning the last words of nine of the Manchester Regiment who were to be executed on Kennington Common.

Francis Townley
Thomas David Morgan
George Fletcher
Thomas Syddal
James “Jemmy” Dawson
Andrew Blood
Thomas Deacon
Thomas Chadwick
John Barwick

On August 25th 1746 (O.S.), Ralph Griffiths unsuccessfully petitioned the Duke of Newcastle, then Secretary of State, to release his pamphlets for which he had been arrested.

Prince Charlie’s Friends or Jacobite Indictments

Prince Charlie’s Friends or Jacobite Indictments by D. Murray Rose (1896). The witnesses (evidences) against the Jacobite prisoners are all here including Captain John Vere whose life was spared by Charles Edward Stuart after he was to be hanged as a spy. Also John Hickson, a vintner from Perth, who was captured at Newcastle upon Tyne with papers from Charles requesting his English supporters to be ready for him coming.