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Ligonier, John Louis (1680-1770) 1st Earl Ligonier, Field Marshal

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Surname: Jean Louis Ligonier
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: John Louis
Gender: Male
Date: 1680-1770
Title: 1st Earl Ligonier
History: Fought under Marlborough at Blenheim 1704, Ramillies 1706, Oudenarde 1708 and Malplaquet 1709. Major General 1739. Present at Dettingen 1743. Lieutenant General 1743. Commanded British Foot at Fontenoy 1745. Commander-in-chief, Austrian Netherlands 1746-7. Commander-in-chief 1757. Knighted 1743. Created Viscount 1757, Baron 1763, and Earl Ligonier of Ripley, Surrey, in 1766.
References: Oxford DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276046 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P148942 )
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1746 Jun 27: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he hopes to disembark [the troops] next day despite very...
The National Archives, Kew
2
1746 Jun 18: Ligonier to Harrington, requesting that a shortfall of arms be remedied. f. 185
The National Archives, Kew
3
1746 Jul 02: Harrington to Ligonier, introducing Lord Napier. Dated (OS) at Whitehall. f. 190
The National Archives, Kew
4
1746 Oct 31: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing a letter from Trevor [ SP 87/21/75 ] on the...
The National Archives, Kew
5
1746 Oct 31: Ligonier [to Harrington]: analysis of the battle [of Rocoux]. Saxe has retired, leaving...
The National Archives, Kew
6
1746 Jul 04: Harrington to Ligonier, congratulating him on his safe arrival and requesting from him...
The National Archives, Kew
7
1746 Jul 12: Ligonier to Harrington: strengths of the Austrian, British, Hanoverian and Hessian, and...
The National Archives, Kew
8
1746 Nov 11: Chesterfield to Ligonier: the king has referred SP 87/21/79 to the duke [of Cumberland],...
The National Archives, Kew
9
1746 Nov 14: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the soldiers' lodgings, candles and fuel must be paid for...
The National Archives, Kew
10
1746 Nov 06: Ligonier [to Harrington]: dispositions of Hanoverian and British winter quarters. The...
The National Archives, Kew
11
1746 Sep 19: Memorandum of Ligonier, who was unable to attend the council of war, concluding that the...
The National Archives, Kew
12
1746 Aug 03: Ligonier to Prince Charles of Lorraine on the status and position in the line of British...
The National Archives, Kew
13
1746 Aug 01: Harrington to Ligonier: trial of the rebel lords. He has forwarded Ligonier's dispatches...
The National Archives, Kew
14
1746 Aug 03: Ligonier [to Harrington] (private): he cannot continue in the army on his current...
The National Archives, Kew
15
1746 Jul 24: Resolution of a council of war [between Prince Charles of Lorraine, Bathiani, Waldeck...
The National Archives, Kew
16
1746 Jul 18: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the enemy have invested Charleroi and St Ghislain. He encloses...
The National Archives, Kew
17
1746 Jun 24: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he is detained by an easterly wind. Dated aboard the yacht...
The National Archives, Kew
18
1746 Jun 06: Harrington to Rothes: six British battalions are to be sent to Flanders under Ligonier....
The National Archives, Kew
19
16 August 1747: Ligonier to Saxe, enclosing the response from London. Cumberland has asked him to...
The National Archives, Kew
20
11 July 1747: Saxe to Ligonier: he has received Ligonier's letter of the previous day, which he...
The National Archives, Kew
21
13 July 1747: Ligonier to Saxe: he has shown Saxe's letter to Cumberland, who has sent couriers for...
The National Archives, Kew
22
12 August 1748: Ligonier to Cumberland: he has received a letter from Bathiani on the movements of the...
The National Archives, Kew
23
18 August 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: the affair of the officers of Guise's regiment. Difficulties with...
The National Archives, Kew
24
9 August 1748: Ligonier to Bedford: all is in the same condition as when Cumberland departed. Dated at...
The National Archives, Kew
25
15 July 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: he proposes coming to England after the troops have been...
The National Archives, Kew
26
1746 Jun 22: Royal warrant empowering Ligonier to sign warrants for payments under contracts entered...
The National Archives, Kew
27
1746 Jun 22: Royal warrant empowering Ligonier to sign warrants for payment for forage, bread and...
The National Archives, Kew
28
1746 Oct 19: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing a table of the Austrian forces [ SP 87/21/56 ]. Saxe...
The National Archives, Kew
29
1746 Oct 17: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing the generals' proposals for winter quarters [ SP...
The National Archives, Kew
30
1746 Oct 05: Ligonier to Harrington: negotiations with M Seigneur on the cartel. He encloses a copy...
The National Archives, Kew
31
1746 Oct 01: Extract of letter to Count Rosemberg from Bathiani, stating that he has often invited...
The National Archives, Kew
32
1746 Sep 30: Harrington to Ligonier, enclosing a list [ SP 87/21/38 ] of officers captured during the...
The National Archives, Kew
33
1746 Sep 26: To Ligonier from Harrington: Ligonier is to ascertain the opinions of Prince Charles [of...
The National Archives, Kew
34
1746 Sep 28: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing the [records of the] councils of war [SP...
The National Archives, Kew
35
1746 Sep 15: Ligonier [to Harrington]: after four days at Bombay a council of war decided to cross...
The National Archives, Kew
36
1746 Aug 29: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington], enclosing a letter from Major Lafausille [...
The National Archives, Kew
37
1746 Aug 19: Harrington to Ligonier: Ligonier has Cumberland's support. Fall of Huy. He encloses a...
The National Archives, Kew
38
1746 Aug 13: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the armies are in the same position. Waldeck has taken 5,000...
The National Archives, Kew
39
1746 Aug 06: Ligonier [to Harrington]: account of an action commanded by allied Generals Baronay and...
The National Archives, Kew
40
1746 Aug 03: Ligonier [to Harrington], concerning the problems of his rank. He will send orders of...
The National Archives, Kew
41
1746 Jul 24: Ligonier [to Harrington]: arrival of Prince Charles [of Lorraine]. He encloses the...
The National Archives, Kew
42
1746 Jul 15: Ligonier to Harrington: surrender of Mons. The enemy intend to invest Charleroi and St...
The National Archives, Kew
43
3 October 1747: Cumberland to Saxe, on the demand for Ligonier's return as prisoner. He attributes the...
The National Archives, Kew
44
2 October 1747: Marquis du Mesnil to Ligonier: as the French prisoners have not yet been returned from...
The National Archives, Kew
45
6 August 1747: Ligonier to Saxe: he has received the letter with Saxe's proposals [SP 87/23/56]. These...
The National Archives, Kew
46
5 August 1747: Saxe to Ligonier: desire of the French king to make peace in all Europe. If it were only...
The National Archives, Kew
47
7 August 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: reports that the enemy's artillery has retired behind...
The National Archives, Kew
48
30 July 1747: Saxe to Ligonier, asking whether Cumberland is authorized to negotiate for peace. He...
The National Archives, Kew
49
31 July 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield, enclosing copies of Ligonier's letter to Saxe [SP 87/23/47]...
The National Archives, Kew
50
30 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he has been ordered to go to Hanover before visiting England, and...
The National Archives, Kew
51
16 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: all the British, and most of the Hanoverian troops having gone...
The National Archives, Kew
52
17 September 1748: Ligonier to Newcastle enclosing a weekly return of the troops [SP 87/25/74] and a sick...
The National Archives, Kew
53
7 September 1748: Ligonier to Newcastle: Cumberland left the previous evening. He hopes the sickness is...
The National Archives, Kew
54
2 April 1748: Ligonier [to Newcastle]: Cumberland's recovery [from fever]. Lowendal's force, at 25,000...
The National Archives, Kew
55
1746 Dec 30: Chesterfield to Ligonier, enclosing his commission as general of horse. Dated (OS) at...
The National Archives, Kew
56
1747 Jan 06: Ligonier [to Chesterfield]: he asks for his commission as general of the horse to be...
The National Archives, Kew
57
1746 Dec 23: Ligonier [to Chesterfield]: his pleasure at the presence of Cumberland and his relief...
The National Archives, Kew
58
1746 Dec 13: Ligonier [to Chesterfield]: the German troops are now in winter quarters. The duke [of...
The National Archives, Kew
59
1746 Dec 02: Chesterfield to Ligonier, granting Brigadier Douglas's request for home leave. Dated...
The National Archives, Kew
60
1746 Nov 28: Chesterfield to Ligonier: the king approves Ligonier's actions and has signed warrants...
The National Archives, Kew
61
1746 Dec 01: Ligonier [to Chesterfield]: Sommerfeldt has asked for bread for the Hanoverians, which...
The National Archives, Kew
62
1746 Nov 26: Ligonier [to Chesterfield], Somerfeldt has asked him to contract for magazines for the...
The National Archives, Kew
63
1746 Nov 25: Ligonier [to Chesterfield], congratulating him on his appointment. Sufferings of the...
The National Archives, Kew
64
1746 Nov 07: Chesterfield to Ligonier: he cannot yet give instructions on the exchange of prisoners....
The National Archives, Kew
65
1746 Nov 12: Colonel Cockayne to Ligonier: inadequacy of the lists of British prisoners he has been...
The National Archives, Kew
66
1746 Nov 06: Ligonier to Trevor: dispositions of winter quarters for British and German troops. he...
The National Archives, Kew
67
1746 Oct 28: Trevor [to Ligonier]: the Dutch have already decided the disposition of winter quarters,...
The National Archives, Kew
68
1746 Oct 28: R. Wolters to Ligonier: the British have fortified themselves at Quiberon and are...
The National Archives, Kew
69
1746 Oct 28: [-] Cresner to Ligonier, quoting a letter dated at Fontainebleau 21 October: French...
The National Archives, Kew
70
1746 Nov 04: Chesterfield to Ligonier: the king has appointed Lieutenant General Wentworth to replace...
The National Archives, Kew
71
1746 Oct 24: Harrington to Ligonier: there will be no stoppage for camp necessaries for British...
The National Archives, Kew
72
1746 Oct 21: Harrington to Ligonier: he has received the repartition of winter quarters from the...
The National Archives, Kew
73
1746 Oct 26: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he has learned from Lord Sandwich that the Dutch do not wish...
The National Archives, Kew
74
1746 Oct 19: Prince William of Hesse [to Ligonier], requesting that the Hessians winter at home...
The National Archives, Kew
75
1746 Oct 25: Ligonier [to Harrington]: question of the exchange of the Irish prisoners. Inadequacy of...
The National Archives, Kew
76
1746 Oct 16: Ligonier tTo Harrington]: many thought killed [at Rocoux] have been taken prisoner...
The National Archives, Kew
77
1746 Oct 12: Ligonier to Harrington: description of the battle of Rocoux. Dated at camp at Amby, near...
The National Archives, Kew
78
1746 Oct 09: Ligonier to Harrington: the army has crossed the Saar. Description of the crossing. Saxe...
The National Archives, Kew
79
1746 Sep 16: Ligonier to Saxe, thanking him for sending the passports requested. His instructions...
The National Archives, Kew
80
1746 Sep 18: Saxe to Ligonier, requesting a passport for M Seigneur. Dated at camp at Tongres. f. 123
The National Archives, Kew
81
1746 Oct 02: Ligonier to Harrington: shortage of forage. Bavarians at Aix and expected arrival of the...
The National Archives, Kew
82
1746 Sep 25: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he has sent passes for M Seigneur and appointed Captain...
The National Archives, Kew
83
1746 Sep 21: Ligonier [to Harrington]: a council of war has decided it is impossible to attack the...
The National Archives, Kew
84
1746 Sep 18: Ligonier [to Harrington]: a reconnaissance of the enemy by the [allied] generals. The...
The National Archives, Kew
85
1746 Sep 11: Ligonier [to Harrington]: Saxe has written to him that he proposes to send M. Seigneur....
The National Archives, Kew
86
1746 Sep 09: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: he has written to Ligonier and Trevor....
The National Archives, Kew
87
1746 Sep 09: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: arrival of the camp necessaries and...
The National Archives, Kew
88
1746 Sep 06: Ligonier to Harrington: question of his rank. Communication with Maastricht is restored....
The National Archives, Kew
89
1746 Sep 04: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: he has had two further letters from Major...
The National Archives, Kew
90
1746 Aug 30: Ligonier to Harrington [cipher]: loss of communication with Li├Ęge and Maestricht by the...
The National Archives, Kew
91
1746 Aug 20: Ligonier to Harrington: partially encrypted account of a major action with the French on...
The National Archives, Kew
92
1746 Aug 19: Harrington to Brigadier Houghton, acknowledging his report of his safe arrival at...
The National Archives, Kew
93
1746 Jul 27: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the French have assembled their forces behind Louvain; some...
The National Archives, Kew
94
1746 Jul 22: Harrington to Ligonier: there is impatience for news on the march to Namur and...
The National Archives, Kew
95
1746 Jul 15: Harrington to Ligonier: he is to insist with Bathiani or Prince Charles [of Lorraine]...
The National Archives, Kew
96
1746 Jul 20: Ligonier [to Harrington]: Prince Charles [of Lorraine] is shortly to join the army. The...
The National Archives, Kew
97
9 September 1747: Saxe to Ligonier, agreeing to the time and place for the meeting between Sandwich and...
The National Archives, Kew
98
11 September 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: the French king has postponed his departure, presumably in...
The National Archives, Kew
99
2 September 1747: Saxe to Ligonier: he has shown Ligonier's letter to the [French] king who learns with...
The National Archives, Kew
100
4 September 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: Sandwich has arrived. Cumberland's confidence in him. He...
The National Archives, Kew
101
30 August 1747: Ligonier to Saxe: Cumberland has ordered him to send the enclosed copy of a letter...
The National Archives, Kew
102
27 July 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: possible candidates to command the highland regiment for the...
The National Archives, Kew
103
9 July 1747: Ligonier's written version of a conversation with Saxe on 7 July: his most Christian...
The National Archives, Kew
104
10 July 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield, enclosing a list of the standards and colours taken at the...
The National Archives, Kew
105
6 July 1747: Cumberland to Chesterfield: he commends the bearer, Captain Townshend. Although Bathiani...
The National Archives, Kew
106
6 August 1748: To Bedford from Cumberland: he intends to leave for Hanover next day, leaving Ligonier...
The National Archives, Kew
107
24 September 1748: Ligonier to Newcastle: covering letter for weekly return of British forces and sick...
The National Archives, Kew
108
6 September 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: as Bentinck has been delayed, he intends to set out for London...
The National Archives, Kew
109
17 August 1748: Bathiani to Ligonier: the movements of the French were caused by a gathering of...
The National Archives, Kew
110
25 August 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: the subject of Ligonier's letter was a band of deserters. He...
The National Archives, Kew
111
11 April 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: Ligonier has crossed the Maas with 18 battalions and 18...
The National Archives, Kew
112
1742-43: military memoranda
British Library, Manuscript Collections
113
1758-63: corresp with Sir Jeffrey Amherst
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 15261
114
1758-60: letterbook
University of Michigan: William L Clements Library
See Guide 1978 pp75-76
115
1753-63: papers (80 items) mainly rel to seven Years War
Trinity College Dublin
NRA 22331 Hely-Hutchinson
116
1748-66: corresp with Duke of Newcastle etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
117
1754-57: letters to Sir Charles Frederick
British Library, Manuscript Collections
118
1758-79: letters to Sir Charles Hotham-Thompson
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 5408

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