Document ReferenceNe C 252/2
TitleLetter from William Williams, Exon [Exeter], to Dr Dicker; 23 Sep. 1745
Date Of Creation23 September 1745
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionReports on the situation in Exeter and the loyalty of the aldermen; observes that Francis Braynes, about to be elected Mayor, was the only inhabitant of South Gate Street without illuminated windows on the choice of an Emperor; informs Dicker that the aldermen have ordered both Papists and Methodists to take the oath as it is feared they are disaffected; urges that the Lord Lieutenant should be present and that an association of gentlemen be raised 'we are all here and throughout the County in a State of Inactivity'.
TermJacobites, England 1745
intelligence, reports, domestic
religions, Roman Catholics
religions, Methodists
militia, recruitment

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA18898Braynes; Francis (fl 1745); Mr; mayor of Exeterfl 1745
NA18893Francis I (1708-1765 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( succeeded 1745; son of Leopold Duke of Lorraine and Grand Duke of Tuscany; husband of Maria Theresa of Austria)1708-1765
NA18889Williams; William (fl 1745); Mr; master of extraordinary in Chancery Exeterfl 1745
NA18864Dicker; Michael Lee (1693-1752); Dr; Physician to the Exeter Hospital, appointed 17411693-1752
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