Document ReferencePw A 2235
Title[Part of] a [draft] account in French of the march [from Torbay to London] by William Bentinck [later 1st Earl of Portland]; n.d. [c. Dec. 1688]
DateDecember 1688 (c)
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionRecto: records William's inspection of the troops which had joined him from the king's army and gives details of these; reports that 'une grande quantité' of gentlemen from the provinces joined [William], including Portman, Seymour, Luttrell and Rolls; records [William's] receipt of letters from Admiral Herbert at Torbay with details of the movements of the English fleet in the Channel.

Verso: records William's march from Exeter to Honiton on 1 Dec. and on to Axminster; reports the arrival there of Grafton, Churchill and Berkeley to join him from the king's army; reports that Bentinck was sent with a detachment of cavalry to Wincanton to find that the king [James II] had already retreated from Salisbury and was on his way back to London; records William's march to Crewkerne and on to Sherbourne where he was welcomed by the Earl of Bristol and other local nobility.

The document is not dated; the date provided is based on that of related papers.

This is one part of the complete document; individual records exist for each of the other parts; for the complete list and directions on how to consult them see Pw A 2230-2237.
Termrevolutions, Glorious Revolution 1688
armies, troops, inspection of
Related MaterialN. Japikse, 'Correspondentie van Willem III en van Hans Willem Bentinck, Eersten Graaf van Portland', Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiën (the Hague, 1928), No. 24, pp 627-628 and 628-629.
Publication NotePublished as part of the 'Conflict' Learning Resource on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA15001James II (1633-1701); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succ. 1685; also styled Duke of York1633-1701
NA31748Portman; William (c.1641-1690); 6th Baronet; captor of the Duke of Monmouth 1685c.1641-1690
NA29198Seymour; Edward (1633-1708); 4th Baronet; M.P. speaker of the House of Commons; succ. 1685; Lord of the Treasury1633-1708
NA31749Luttrell; Francis (fl 1688); Colonelfl 1688
NA31750Rolls; William (fl 1688); -; chaplain to the third horseguards' regimentfl 1688
NA24886Herbert; Arthur (-1716); Earl of Torrington; 1st Earl of the 2nd creation; cr. 1689-1716
NA31751Fitzroy; Henry (1663-1690); 1st Duke of Grafton; second son of Charles II by Barbara Villiers1663-1690
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA31155Berkeley; John (1663-1697); 3rd Baron Berkeley; admiral; 1688 rear admiral under Lord Dartmouth1663-1697
NA31500Digby; John (c.1635-1695); 3rd Earl of Bristol; succ. 1677c.1635-1695
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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