Search "" as a keyword...
Filter suggestionsContinue typing to see suggestions...
War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Order of battle, 1747, Flanders


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 11.8 x 27.3 cm (image) | RCIN 730180.h

An order of battle of the British army, 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The arrangement is of two lines with the artillery between the second line and the reserves. The whole is under the command of H.R.H. the Duke of Cumberland. The First Line is commanded by General Sir John Ligonier (General of Cavalry), Lieutenant-Generals Albemarle and Hawley, and Major-General Blyth (R.N.B. Dragoons, Guards, Howward, Johnson, Campbell, Rich).

The Second Line is under the command of Lieutenant-General Charles Howard and Major-General Price (1st squadron Rothes, Pultney, Dejeans, Crawford, Fleming, Huske, 2nd squadron Rothes. The Reserves are under Lieutenant-General Earl of Crawford (1st squadron Cope, Douglas, Conway, 2nd squadron Cope).

Condition: flat, no fold lines.

One of a set of seven plans of encampments together with an order of battle by Daniel Paterson; all stitched together along the left edge (see RCINs 730180.a-h).
  • ? Daniel Paterson (d. 1749) (draughtsman)


  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 710

    Condition: flat, no fold lines

  • 11.3 x 27.0 cm (neatline)

    11.8 x 27.3 cm (image)

    15.4 x 29.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Order of Battle of the Brittish Forces on their march from Maestricht to Breda. Oct: 1747. [top]


    George III heading: None

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, ink:] No 8. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, cropped:] VII/49; [top left, black pencil, erased and partly illegible:] XIII/6[9-a].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of the Encampments of the British Troops of the Allied Army in the Netherlands in marching into winter quarters, from Hoighten near Maestricht, the, to Ter Heyden near Breda the of Oct.r 1747: with the order of Battle of the Troops on their March; by D.l Paterson Eng.r [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Netherlands.]

Page revisions

  • 23 May 2024