Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1008
TitleLetter from John Rowe and William Seddon, Isle of Man to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; 28 Jan. 1713/4
Date28 January 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that a Scotsman named Dennis Obryan claims to have evidence that Mr Sabbarton (who is recently arrived on the island) is in fact Colonel MacCartney who killed the Duke of Hambleton (sic) in a duel; reports that Obryan refuses to sign his evidence and that Mr Wybrant previously knew MacCartney and swears that Sabbarton is not him; says that Captain Cross has been in conversation with Sabbarton and also believes that he is not Colonel MacCartney; states that they believe Obryan's evidence to be groundless and will take no further 'cognizance of the matter'.

Endorsment on verso by [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford] provides brief summary of document.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termduelling, 4th Duke of Hamilton v 5th Baron Mohun

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29830MacCartney; George (c.1660-1730); General; second to 5th Baron Mohun in his duel with the 4th Duke of Hamilton 1712; convicted of manslaughter of Hamiltonc.1660-1730
NA29831Hamilton; James Douglas- (1658-1712); 4th Duke of Hamilton; styled Earl of Arran until 1698; slain in duel with 5th Baron Mohun1658-1712
NA29832Sabberton; - (fl 1714); Mr; accused of being General MacCartneyfl 1714
NA29833Obryan; Dennis (fl 1714); -; Scot; accused Sabbarton of being General MacCartneyfl 1714
NA29834Cross; - (fl 1714); Captain; stated that Sabbarton was not General MacCartneyfl 1714
NA29835Wybrant; - (fl 1714); Mr; stated that Sabbarton was not General MacCartneyfl 1714
NA29836Rowe; John (fl 1714); of the Isle of Manfl 1714
NA29837Seddon; William (fl 1713); of the Isle of Manfl 1713
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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