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Creator:
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Title(s):

Commission appointing Joseph Taylor as Second Lieutenant to the Gloucester.

Additional Title(s):

By the comissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admirall England &c.

Published/Created:
Great Britain, 1694 April 27.
Physical Description:
1 item ([1] p.) ; 28 x 31 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA86.1 .T39 1694+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Joseph Taylor, British naval officer, was appointed Captain of the galley Charles in 1703, on which he distinguished himself in service. He was soon thereafter promoted to the Triton, a fifty gun ship patrolling the Channel. He died in 1734. Cf. Charnock, J. Biographia navalis (1794-1798); and Bromley, J. Corsairs and navies (1987).
Printed at the head of the commission: By the comissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admirall England &c.
Printed naval commission, completed in manuscript, appointing Joseph Taylor as Second Lieutenant to the Gloucester, dated 27 April 1694. The document is on parchment, and bears the wafered seal of the Admiralty. The portions completed in manuscript are in pen and brown ink. The document is signed, as Commissioners of the Admiralty, by Viscount Cary Anthony Falkland, Henry Priestman, Robert Austen, Sir John Lowther, and Robert Russell.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Great Britain. Royal Navy.
Taylor, Joseph, d. 1734.
Form/Genre:
Military commissions -- Great Britain.
Blank forms.
Contributors:
Falkland, Cary Anthony, Viscount, 1656-1694.
Priestman, Henry, ca. 1647-1712.
Austen, Robert, 1642-1696.
Lowther, John, Sir, 1642-1706.
Russell, Robert.
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Commission appointing Joseph Taylor as Second Lieutenant to the Gloucester, 1694. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.


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