Item VII/iii/05 - The Torrington Diaries

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VII/iii/05


The Torrington Diaries


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1934-1938 (Publication)

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8vo, 4 volumes

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BYNG, JOHN, 5TH VISCOUNT TORRINGTON, brother of George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington (qv); b. 11 Oct 1742; at school under Markham (list of noblemen educated at the School preserved in Chapter Muniments); Page of Honour to King George II 25 Jan 1753 - Mar 1760; Cornet, Royal Horse Guards, 11 Jan 1760; Capt., 58th Foot, 29 Feb 1762; Lieut. and Capt., 1st Foot Guards, 11 Aug 1762; Capt. -Lieut., 19 Feb 1776; Capt. and Lieut. -Col., 26 Apr 1776; retd. 18 May 1780; a Commissioner of Stamps, 1 Jun 1782-99; succeeded his brother as 5th Viscount Torrington 14 Dec 1812; his travel diaries for the years 1781-94 have been published as The Torrington Diaries, 4 vols.; m. 16 Mar 1767 Bridget, dau. of Commodore Arthur Forrest, Royal Navy, sometime Commander in Chief, Jamaica station; d. 1 Jan 1813. DNB Missing Persons.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • English


  • Latin


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