George III Partially Printed Document Signed "George R." as the King of England. One page, 13.25" x 8.75" (sight size), September 3, 1801, St. James, London, on vellum. The document is a commission naming "Our Trusty and Beloved Thomas Fernyhough" Ensign in the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot, under the command of His Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York, the King's second, and favorite son. The document contains the original embossed paper seals. Attractively framed with a printed picture of King George III, 27" x 16" (overall). The holographic portion of the commission appears to be re-inked, but the King's signature is strong and untouched, thus near fine.

    Thomas Fernyhough was one of four brothers whose military exploits were chronicled in his 1828 book, the Military Memoirs of Four Brothers. The book follows the Fernyhough brothers through the Napoleonic Wars. Henry Fernyhough, a second lieutenant in the Royal Marines, died in 1803 as a result of an accident. Brother John was also a second lieutenant in the Marines, seeing action in various actions from the West Indies to the Mediterranean. He lived through the Battle of Trafalgar only to die while trying to save captured Spanish crewmen from drowning. Robert Fernyhough began in the Royal Marines participating in the British capture of the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, the disastrous South American campaign, the Walcheren Expedition, and service as a volunteer officer with the 95th Regiment in the Peninsular Wars. Thomas Fernyhough served in the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot until illness forced him on to half-pay. He became a noted historian and researcher and held the office of Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor. He died in 1844.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - with Glass, Medium (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 734

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 12 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,590