Orders, Decorations and Medals (19 & 20 March 2008)

Dix Noonan Webb
16 Bolton St, Mayfair
W1J 8BQ London
United Kingdom
[email protected] · +44 (0)20 7016 1700 · +44 (0)20 7016 1799

Date of the auction: 19.03.2008 - 20.03.2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Maida (Saml. Smith, 35th Foot) refixed suspension claw, edge bruising and heavily polished, thus fine £700-900 Footnote Ex Glendining’s, May 1903; only 16 Military General Service 1793-1814 Medals are known to have

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Sahagun & Benevente (James Chatterton, 7th Light Dragoons) edge bruising, nearly very fine £1000-1200 Footnote James Chatterton was born in the parish of Bennington, near Boston, Lincolnshire, where he enlisted in

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Sahagun & Benevente (J. Rippen, 18th L. Dgns.) one or two minor edge bruises, otherwise extremely fine £1000-1200 Footnote Ex Spink, 1897; just 26 Military General Service 1793-1814 Medals are known to the 18th Light

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Barrosa (J. Lees, Coldstm. Guards) edge nicks, extremely fine £600-800 Footnote John Less, a ‘stockinger’ from Basford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in October 1799, aged 25, following four

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Barrosa (J. Wise, 3rd Foot Gds.) nearly extremely fine £800-1000 Footnote James Wise, a 21 year old weaver from Mells, Somerset, joined the 3rd Foot Guards in April 1805, following two years service in the Somerset

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Albuhera (David Davis, 7th Foot) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise very fine £1000-1200 Footnote David Davis, a weaver from Myvott, near Welshpool, enlisted in the 7th Foot in April 1809, aged 29 years. He

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Albuhera (Hugh Parbut, Serjt., 39th Foot) edge bruise and light contact marks, otherwise very fine £1000-1200 Footnote Hugh Parbut (or “Parbett”), a shoe-maker from Malpas, Cheshire, enlisted in the 39th Foot in May

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Albuhera (George Small, Serjt., 57th Foot) with riband buckle, edge nicks, very fine £1800-2200 Footnote Just 38 “Albuhera” Military General Service 1793-1814 Medals are known to have survived to men of the 57th

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Salamanca (W. Belshaw, 3rd Foot Guards) original riband, edge bruise, good very fine £700-900 Footnote William Belshaw, from Wigan, Lancashire, enlisted in the 3rd Foot Guards in July 1811, aged 21 years, following

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Toulouse (J. Bosworth, Serjeant, 48th Foot) very fine £700-900 Footnote John Bosworth was born, about 1786, in the parish of Desborough, Northamptonshire, and enlisted in the 48th Foot in August 1807, aged 21

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Maida, Java (J. McAuley, 78th Foot) occasional edge knocks and contact marks, nearly very fine £1000-1200 Footnote Ex Glendining’s, May 1926. Just 18 Military General Service 1793-1814 Medals were issued with this

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Vimiera, Talavera (John Webb, 40th Foot) edge nicks, nearly extremely fine £800-1000 Footnote John Webb, a labourer from Frome, Somerset, enlisted in the 40th Foot around March 1808, following four years in the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Corunna, Vittoria (Thomas Day, 59th Foot) edge nicks, good very fine £1000-1200 Footnote Thomas Day, a labourer from Roscrea, Tipperary, enlisted into the Tipperary Militia in March 1806, and volunteered for the

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor (A. McQueen, 74th Foot) lacquered, very fine £800-1000 Footnote Alexander McQueen, a labourer from Newdeer, near Aberdeen, enlisted in the 74th Foot in June 1808, aged 18 years. Posted to the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Badajoz, Salamanca (R. Steel, Serjt., 44th Foot) contact marks and edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine £800-1000 Footnote Ex Watters collection, Glendining’s, June 1913. Richard Steel (or Steele), from

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Albuhera (Nanty Barrett, 66th Foot) edge bruising, otherwise very fine £1200-1400 Footnote Nanty Barrett, who is believed to have been born in Dry Sandford, a village near Abingdon, enlisted in the

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Albuhera (H. Simmonds, Lieut. & Adjt., 31st Foot) edge bruising, polished and lacquered, otherwise nearly very fine £2400-2800 Footnote Ex Debenham’s, 1902. Henry Simmonds was born in November 1785

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera, Toulouse (F. Johnston, Arty. Driver) edge nicks, otherwise nearly extremely fine £700-900 Footnote Francis Johnston(e), a labourer from Killasent, Leitrim, enlisted in the Royal Artillery as a

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Albuhera, Vittoria, Toulouse (George Holmes, 13th Light Dragoons) edge bruising and light contact marks, nearly very fine £1200-1400 Footnote George Holmes, a carpenter from Leigh, Lancashire, enlisted in the 13th

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Salamanca, Vittoria, Toulouse (G. White, Serjt., 3rd L. Dgns.) edge bruise, otherwise good very fine £700-900 Footnote Gilbert White, from Boyle in Roscommon, enlisted in the 3rd Light Dragoons in December 1803, was

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Martinique, Albuhera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (William Connors, 23rd Foot) edge bruising and minor contact marks, otherwise very fine £1200-1400 Footnote William Connors, a labourer from Ballykelly in Co. Derry

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Toulouse (W. Green, Farrier, 3rd Drag. Gds.) one or two edge bruises, otherwise good very fine £800-1000 Footnote William Green enlisted in the 3rd Dragoon Guards in October 1806, and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees (Samuel Hough, 34th Foot) edge bruising and polished, otherwise good fine £1100-1300 Footnote Samuel Hough, a bricklayer from Newton, Cheshire, enlisted in the 34th Foot in April

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,100 - £1,300

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (W. Gunner, Serjt., 88th Foot) suspension claw refixed, one or two edge bruises, otherwise better than very fine £1200-1400 Footnote William Gunner, a native

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Toulouse (James Raynor, 4th Light Dragoons) extremely fine £1000-1200 Footnote Ex Baldwin, January 1953; just 35 Military General Service 1793-1814 Medals are known to have

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse (John Perring, Corpl., 28th Foot) edge bruising, otherwise better than very fine £1000-1200 Footnote Ex Glendining’s, October 1952; just 35 Military General Service

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees (S. Curry, 27th Foot) original riband with button loop, edge nicks, otherwise nearly extremely fine £1200-1400 Footnote Samuel Curry, a labourer from Sandfield (or

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse (T. Jones, R.H. Arty.) extremely fine £1000-1200 Footnote Thomas Jones, a weaver from Whitfield, Lancashire, enlisted in the Royal Artillery at Winchelsea in September

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria, Pyrenees (Edwd. Rigley, 48th Foot) edge bruising, nearly very fine £1200-1400 Footnote Ex Sotheby’s, June 1904, and the only known Military General Service

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008

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A Fine Series of Peninsular War Medals Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Albuhera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Toulouse (J. Finnagan, Corporal, Waggon Train) edge bruising, otherwise better than very fine £1200-1400 Footnote John Finnagan, a labourer from Folksmill

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 19 Mar 2008 - 20 Mar 2008