Officers' Commissions

Scope and Content

Officers held their rank by virtue of a royal commission. The grant of a commision was confirmed by the issuing of a document to the officer, sealed with the royal seal.

Conditions Governing Access

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Related Material

Related records: Commissions are also held in other repositories as follows:

  • Gwent Record Office: Commission to Sir Charles Kemeys as Lieutenant Colonel, 1685 (ref. D43.5473)
  • Badminton Muniments at Badminton House: Commissions for Hugh Barnett, 1780 and the Marquess of Worcester 1793 (ref. FmL2/2/6)
  • National Library of Wales: a number of Commissions for the period 1660-1770 can be found in the Tredegar papers, and for 1680-1681 in the Milborne papers (Milborne 257 and 546)
  • Herefordshire Record Office: Commission for H.C. Moffatt, 1882 (ref. F8/43/11)