SOMERSET. Colonel John Piggot, Bridgwater Regiment, 1690. 18471



Original Commission appointing John Piggot to be “Collonell of a Regiment of Foot of the Trained Band within the said County commonly called the Bridgwater Regiment of the Red”, signed by Thomas Marquess of Camarthen, William Earl of Devonshire, and Charles Earl of Dorset. Vellum 9 x 14 inches, in good clean condition, folded. With the three red wax seals of the signatories affixed. 9 July 1690. “… in the second yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady William & Mary…” A rare commission with a fine array of signatures and seals. Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds (1632-1712), known as Lord Danby and Marquess of Camarthen, was one of the small group of prominent statesmen who invited William III, Prince of Orange to depose James II of England as monarch during the Glorious Revolution. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640-1707), another strong supporter of the Glorious Revolution. Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset and 1st Earl of Middlesex (1643-1706), poet and courtier.