ORFORD (Edward Russell, 1652-1727, Admiral, victor of La Hougue, 1st Earl)

Part Treasury Document Signed on blank verso, for receipt of £183 18s 6d plus interest, in part repayment of the aid to William and Mary of 11th November 1690, 7½" x 9", printed with MS additions, with Russell's portrait, head and shoulders, engraved by Chambars, 4" x 4" on 7½" x 5", c. 1780, the document no place, 10th July lacks heading, Dalton's endorsement defective at beginnings of lines (easily supplied), instruction at foot of recto trimmed

Russell was one of the seven who in June 1688 signed the invitation to the Prince of Orange to become King. For the Battle of Barfleur and St. Vaast-la-Hougue (1692), in which Russell defeated the last great fleet to attempt an invasion of England, to replace James II on the throne, see e.g. Nigel Calder, 'The English Channel', pp. 102-105.
With Russell's signature in which the E and R overlap. See e.g. BL MSS Add. 38848, f. 111. Endorsed by him for payment to Richard Dalton, and by the latter to Lady Priscilla Rolle, 1st September 1691.

Item Date:  1691

Stock No:  50166      £175

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