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The first year of George II's reign

GEORGE II (1683-1760). King of Great Britain and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed, 1 page folio on vellum (lacking papered seal), with blue revenue stamps, given at his court at Kensington, 20 June 1727. Appointing John Nutt a lieutenant in the regiment commanded by Lord Cadogan.

The document was prepared exactly 9 days after the death of George I and is probably one of the first executed under his reign.

Wenman Nutt and his wife Mary were both witnesses in the adultery trial of Dame Anne Colleton, accused of giving birth to a child which could not be her husband's as he was away in South Carolina for a considerable time prior to the birth.

Viscount Townshend (1674-1738), secretary of state, has countersigned at the foot.
[No: 26551]

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