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TITLE
Warrant of Commission (Captain) for William Picton
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_B_I_02
DATE OF IMAGE
1760
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5553
KEYWORDS
warrants
commissions
military
soldiers
army
Warrant of Commission (Captain) for William Picton

This warrant dated 27 October 1760 appoints William Picton to the rank of Captain of a Company in the 12th Regiment of Foot commanded by Lieutenant General Robert Napier. The warrant is duly registered and signed by, amongst others, William Pitt, the Prime Minister. William Picton rose to the rank of Major General in the 12th Regiment of Foot and fought at the Siege of Gibraltar in 1782. He was awarded the freedom of the burgh of Forres in 1764.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001


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Warrant of Commission (Captain) for William Picton

1760s

warrants; commissions; military; soldiers; army

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This warrant dated 27 October 1760 appoints William Picton to the rank of Captain of a Company in the 12th Regiment of Foot commanded by Lieutenant General Robert Napier. The warrant is duly registered and signed by, amongst others, William Pitt, the Prime Minister. William Picton rose to the rank of Major General in the 12th Regiment of Foot and fought at the Siege of Gibraltar in 1782. He was awarded the freedom of the burgh of Forres in 1764.<br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001 <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