Address to the King from the ministers of Nottingham etc.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/231
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises v.186 Treatises v.56
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      ff 320-321 (f 320r, f 321v are blank); 460 x 368 mm.

Scope and Content

Address to the King from the ministers of Nottingham 'Derby Leicester & places adjacent' on the occasion of the plot against William III. Original, on a broad sheet of paper; not dated or endorsed. ‘Wee your Majestys Loyal Subjects profess, with all humility, our highest gratefull Resentments of the Divine Goodness’. Undersigned on f 321r: ‘John Whitlock, Wm Reynolds, John Barrett, Tho: Rose, Tho Ogle, Wm: Bagshaw, Robert Moore, Daniel Skelmerdine, William Crosse, Matthew Clarke, Timothy ffox, Edwd Prime, Nath Baxter, Nath Denton, Robert Dickinson, John Jackson, John Medley, John Jennings, Tho Swetnam, Sam Coales, Tim: Jollie, Edmd Spencer, John Ryther, John Whitlock Jun, Robert Ferne, Mich Matthews, Peregr Phillipps, Jer Gill, Dan Denton, Jn Heywood, Eliezer Heywood, Wm Horn, Edward Bowyer, John Sheffield, John Peach, John Smith, John Cromwell, Isaac Robinson, John Holland, William Pike, John Hartley, James Warner, John Hashe, Timothy Greenwood, John Woodhouse, Joseph Sandford, John Burnham, Abr Chambers, Jeo Lowe, John Stubbs, John Bennett, Stephen Parker, Tho Barker’


Sir George Barclay (c 1636–1710), a Roman Catholic, led a Jacobite assassination plot against King William III in 1696. The conspirators aimed to seize the king at Turnham Green in London on his returning from a hunting party. The plot was betrayed to the government, and nine members were executed, although Barclay himself escaped to France.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black v.186 (also listed as v.56); Thomas p. 24


  • For Barclay see ODNB.Clarke is probably Matthew Clark of Market Harborough. See CR and Corr 1186.
  • Ferne is probably Robert Fern of Chesterfield. See Corr 1258.
  • Greenwood is probably Timothy Greenwood of Duffield, Derbyshire. See Corr 1247. Jackson is possibly John Jackson of Kneesall, Nottinghamshire. See CR.
  • For John Jennings see CR.
  • Sheffield is probably John Sheffield (1653/4-1726) of Appleby, Leistershire. See ODNB and ‘Two John Sheffields’ in Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society XI (1932) 201-227 and 301.
  • For John Stubbs, see Treatises v, 156.
  • Woodhouse is possibly John Woodhouse of Sheriffhales, Staffordshire. See CR, Corr 1247 and ODNB