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TITLE
Royal Warrant appointing William Hooker as Lieutenant, signed by George II
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_2_1_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1758
PERIOD
1750s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4885
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Royal Warrants
17th Regiment of Foot
George II
Bengal Tigers
correspondence
letters
Royal Warrant appointing William Hooker as Lieutenant, signed by George II

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This document is dated 19 June 1758. It is a Royal Warrant appointing William Legard Hooker a Lieutenant in Colonel Parslow's 17th Regiment of Foot. It is signed by George II.

The 17th Regiment of Foot was a British infantry regiment raised in 1688 around London. They later received the nickname of the 'Bengal Tigers' from their tiger badge awarded for services in India and Aghanistan (1802-23). They were renamed the Leicestershire Regiment in 1881


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Royal Warrant appointing William Hooker as Lieutenant, signed by George II

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1750s

Baillies of Dunain; Royal Warrants; 17th Regiment of Foot; George II; Bengal Tigers; correspondence; letters

Highland Archive Centre

Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This document is dated 19 June 1758. It is a Royal Warrant appointing William Legard Hooker a Lieutenant in Colonel Parslow's 17th Regiment of Foot. It is signed by George II.<br /> <br /> The 17th Regiment of Foot was a British infantry regiment raised in 1688 around London. They later received the nickname of the 'Bengal Tigers' from their tiger badge awarded for services in India and Aghanistan (1802-23). They were renamed the Leicestershire Regiment in 1881 <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service