Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Jacobite Miscellany. Eight Original Papers on the Rising of 1745-1746.

This extremely rare book (which was owned by Lord Rennell of Rodd, K.B.E., C.B) is up for sale on Abebooks and eBay at US$1200. I have completely transcribed this amazing book and have been trying to get the Roxburghe Club to republish it because of its rarity but have made no progress in a couple of years.
A Jacobite Miscellany by Henrietta Tayler published in 1948 by The Roxburghe Club (celebrating their bicentennial in 2012).
A Jacobite Miscellany. Eight Original Papers on the Rising of 1745-1746.
Format: hardcover
Condition: Collectible, Very Good
Jacket Condition (if present):
Author/Artists: Tayler, Henrietta (editor)
Publisher & year: The Roxburghe Club, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Seller Item ID: Sp428
Price: 1200.00
Notes: Oxford, 1948. Large quarto, 196 pp., quarter polished calf over red cloth. A very scarce Roxburghe Club offering, very finely printed. Finely illustrated, with a frontispiece portrait of Prince Charles Edward and other illustrations. This is an excellent copy with fine contents. Some light shelfwear to boards, corners slightly bumped. This title last appeared at auction at Lyon & Turnbull in 2012. Please contact us for additional pictures or information.

Plaque St George’s Gardens London

Many of you will be aware of the 1745 Association’s plan to place a plaque in St George’s Gardens, London. The plaque is to honour the memory of 17 men of Prince Charles’ army who were put to death on Kennington Common in 1746.

The men, with the exception of one, are buried in St George’s gardens. The one exception is Francis Towneley, Colonel of the Manchester Regiment who is buried not far away in the grounds of Old St Pancras Church.
St George’s Gardens is situated about ten minutes walk from Kings Cross station and the unveiling ceremony will take place on 25 April 2015 at 1230. After the unveiling it is hoped but not yet certain that those who wish will repair to the Foundling Museum for a spot of lunch in the cafe.
Further details and ultimate confirmation will appear here in due course.
All interested, whether members of the Association or not, are invited to attend.
Steve Lord (treasurer)

BPC –Arran Johnston– Film

Many of you will know of and some will have  met Arran Johnston of the Prestonpans Heritage Trust. Arran plays a very convincing Prince Charles Edward on many occasions and recently sent me this message. Hit the link and see what you think

Steve Lord


Hi Steve,
Hope you’re well and that you enjoyed your travels!

In case you are interested, I’m working with a team creating a new independent feature film charting the Prince’s campaign from France to Derby, focussing on his relationships with O’Sullivan and Murray and how the power balance began to shift within the high command as the march progressed. I’ve co-written the script and am also taking the role of BPC in the production.

We’re zealously trying to raise funds at the moment, and have a crowd-funding campaign running through February to help make it a reality:

Maggie Craig has already made a generous contribution, and there are reward options for donations of all sizes (including DVDs, signed film stills, premier tickets etc). If you could help us to spread the word it would be much appreciated – we’re determined to do this story justice!

Much obliged,


Jacobite Talk in London

I also have this letter from Ian Peter MacDonald of Lyon and Turnbull

Dear Steve

I enjoyed our chat this afternoon and hope you have a good time in that London town.

As we discussed I would like to make members of the 1745 Association aware of the talk by Prof Hugh Cheape at the Caledonian Club on the 25th February entitled “Being a Jacobite and showing your allegiance – This is the time the prophecy has been proven: recollecting the 1715”. I have attached a flyer for this event.

It should be a fascinating presentation from an enormously knowledgeable man, who has written various books and curated various relevant exhibitions in his time at The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Please can you pass this on to the Association so that they are aware of the talk and those interested can book to come along..

I have attached below a link through to the webpage for our own Jacobite sale in May. We would be delighted to hear from any parties who may wish to buy or sell Jacobite artefacts  in this sale.

with much best wishes

Ian Peter

Ian Peter MacDonald
Lyon & Turnbull
78 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5ES


Mobile:  07791 553 144

Tel: 0207 930 9115

Fax: 0207 930 7274

Registered in Scotland No. 191166

The link for the flyer is here. It does not work very well but good enough




Books for Sale

I have a letter from Mr James Gilmartin who informs me that he is interested in selling the following books

The History of the Rebellion1745 and 1746 by Andrew Henderson. The date on the fly leaf is 1748

Mr Gilmartin says that this book “came into my possession recently. It was given to me to enquire into by a friend who’s father it belonged to who rescued it from an ignoble grave in a council tip.”

The other book is named “The Cochrane Correspondence 1745 -6” outlining the situation in the lowlands around Glasgow at the time of the rebellion with facsimile letters to and from the main characters.

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Mr Gilmartin is not a member of the association and although I have no reason to doubt what he says neither I nor the association take any responsibility for the outcome of any dealings you may have with him.

Mr Gilmartin’s email address is

He indicated to me that he would be happy to negotiate around the £300.00 mark for both books

Steve Lord