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GEORGE I (1660-1727). King of Great Britain and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed, 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum (rather stained and cockled, lacking the papered seal but with a good signature), St James's, 22 February 1724/5. Appointing John Owen an ensign in a company of the third regiment of foot guards. Countersigned by the duke of Newcastle, at this time secretary of state for the south, and later prime minster.
The dating of the document is made clear by the reference to the eleventh year of George I's reign, which ran from 1 August 1724 to 31 July 1725. The document bears a calendar date begining '171' followed by '4/5' (this is rather obscured by a damp-stain), and was evidently an old form still in use. February was in 1714 in the old style and 1715 in the new (modern) style.
[No: 24363]

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