Charles Wogan: Plan de la Compagnie Royale Americaine

Scope and Content

'Plan de la Compagnie Royale Americaine', 37 folios: (fo. 2) title page; (fo. 3) introduction; (fo. 11) text. On folio 2v is '44' (circled).

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Wogan (1698?-1752?), Jacobite soldier of fortune, known as the Chevalier Wogan, was the second son of William Wogan and his wife Anne Gaydon. In 1715 Wogan took service under Colonel Henry Oxburgh, whose forces surrendered at Preston. Wogan was charged with treason, but on the eve of the trial escaped from Newgate Prison. He was able to reach France, where he served in Dillon's regiment until 1718. He later took service as a colonel in the Spanish army, and in 1723 distinguished himself at the relief of Santa Cruz, which was besieged by the Moors. He was promoted to brigadier-general and made governor of La Mancha. He died at La Mancha soon after 1752.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1924.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to Sidney Lee, Dictionary of national biography, Vol. XXI (London, 1909), pp. 755-757.

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