1781 payment for expenses, 2nd Troop of Life Guards cavalry (UK)

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A British cavalryman in the elite 2nd Troop of Life Guards acknowledges payment for his expenses.

Nice vignette at top with lion and unicorn. Inside central coat of arms ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’. Scroll at bottom with royal motto ‘Dieu et Mon Droit’.

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’ = the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter.
Dieu et Mon Droit’ = the motto of the Monarch of the United Kingdom outside Scotland.


I Do acknowledge to have received from Gen’l Lord Robert Bertie by the hands of Colonel Buckley the sum of One Hundred Pounds in full of all Demands, as well on Account of Pay...Stoppages for Horses...Horses Forage…for the time I served in the Second Troop of HIS MAJESTY’S Life Guards commanded by the said Lord Robert Bertie. I do hereby release, acquit and discharge the said Lord Robert Bertie & all others ___ ___
… Given under my Hand this Second Day of July 1781
Job Ameslow(?)


Nice clean document, light toning on edges. Some slight fraying left border where removed from binding.

7 ⅜" X 6 ⅛"  


General Lord Robert Bertie (1721 – 1782) was a senior British Army officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1751 to 1782.

Bertie joined the Coldstream Guards as an ensign in 1737 and ... and general in 1777.

He was Regimental Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot from 1754 to 1776, and of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards from 1776 to 1782

Bertie was a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, later King George III, from 1751 until his death. He sat in Parliament for Whitchurch from 1751 to 1754 and for Boston from 1754 to 1782.


  • Born: London 1724
  • Regimental Service: Lieutenant-Colonel in 2nd Life Guards 25 June 1788
  • Service 1793-1815: Commanded 1st Life Guards June 1788 to June 1805
  • Staff & General Officer Service: Brevet Colonel 19 February 1779; Major-General 20 November 1782; Lieutenant-General 3 May 1796; General 1 January 1801
  • Later Service: Governor of Pendennis Castle in 1820
  • Died: 14 September 1823.