James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766

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James Stuart, also known as "The Old Pretender," was the son and heir of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland), who was deposed in 1688. Raised in exile in France, Stuart never gave up his claim to both crowns, and after Jacobites in Scotland rose in rebellion against the new Hanoverian king in 1715, James landed in Scotland in hopes of seizing power. The rebellion failed, and James returned to France in 1716. He died in Rome in 1766.

From the description of Coppie of the king's letter upon his retreat from Scotland, [circa 1716-1750]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702199551

The Old Pretender.

From the description of Letter signed : Rome, to M. le Marquis Gabuccini, 1737 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891228

From the description of Letter signed : St. Germain, to the duc de Vendôme, 1710 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891222

From the description of Letter signed : St. Germain, to Cardinal Gozzadini, 1712 June 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891224

From the description of Letter signed : Rome, to Mme. de Bouillon, 1721 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891225

From the description of Letter signed : Rome, to Madame de Bouflers, Mother Superior of the Convent of St. Cyr, 1738 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891230

From the description of Letter signed : Albano, to an unidentified correspondent, 1730 Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891227

From the description of Letter signed : St. Germain, to Cardinal Gozzadini, 1709 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270891221

From the description of Document signed : Scone, to Robert Stewart of Apin, 1716 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270890592

Often referred to as James Francis Edward Stuart, The Old Pretender, James considered himself as James III, king of England and James VIII, king of Scotland after 1701 upon the death of his father James II, king of England. After 1715 he maintained a court in Rome.

From the description of [Letter and document] / James R. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252265

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referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Memoires from the declaration of the war with Spain, 1746. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Document signed : Scone, to Robert Stewart of Apin, 1716 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. [Letter and document] / James R. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Montagu, Charles, Duke of Manchester, 1660?-1722. Manchester papers, 1697-1737. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mar, John Erskine, Earl of, 1675-1732. Manifesto by the noblemen, gentlemen and others ... for asserting the undoubted right of their ... sovereign James the Eight ... king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland ... and for relieving of his ancient kingdom of Scotland from the oppressions ... it lies under [manuscript], ca. 1715 October 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn [Letterbook], [18th century]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : St. Germain, to Cardinal Gozzadini, 1709 June 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : Albano, to an unidentified correspondent, 1730 Oct. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746. Jean-Baptiste Colbert correspondence : with the abbé François Gaultier, 1711-1714. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Conway, Henry Seymour, 1721-1795. Diplomatic correspondence, 17. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letters, 1722, appointing Sir Henry Goring governor of Bristol. University of Aberdeen
creatorOf Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703. Autograph notes in shorthand : [England], 1695 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : St. Germain, to the duc de Vendôme, 1710 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Contemporary autograph copy of a printed letter : Plombeers [sic], 1714 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703. Notes from my conference this day with Miss Dawson upon my revisiting her with the book she had trusted me with about the birth of the Prince of Wales : manuscript transcription of shorthand notes taken by Samuel Pepys : [England], 1695 Aug. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jacobite Collection. Commission appointing his son Charles Edward Prince Regent, Rome, Dec. 23, 1743 and Charles' declaration announcing his arrival and requiring men to enter his service given at Paris, May 16, 1745. University of Guelph
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : Rome, to Mme. de Bouillon, 1721 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766,. Treatise on fortifications [manuscript], ca. 1700. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Jacobite Collection. Letter From James Edward Stuart (The Old Pretender) Recommending Certain Charities to His Cousin, Albano, Sept. 29, 1757. University of Guelph
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Coppie of the king's letter upon his retreat from Scotland, [circa 1716-1750]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The Council : on K. James II'd's thanksgiving : contemporary manuscript copy of an anonymous poem on the birth of James Francis Edward Stuart, the "Old Pretender", 1688 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to John Plunkett, a Jacobite agent, 1722 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : St. Germain, to Cardinal Gozzadini, 1712 June 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jacobite Collection. Letter From James Edward Stuart, (The Old Pretender) to the Princess De Vandamont, De Barr, Apr.3, 1714, Describing His Health and Feeling of Depression. University of Guelph
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn [Jacobite documents], [1691-1749]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The Kings good intentions and sentiments by one fullie Instructed : contemporary copy of the manifesto of James Stuart, the Old Pretender : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : Rome, to Madame de Bouflers, Mother Superior of the Convent of St. Cyr, 1738 Dec. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collection of documents and letters relating to the pretention to the throne, of James Francis Edward Stuart, the "Old Pretender." Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Commonplace book, 18th century. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703. Notes taken from Miss Dawson touching the birth of the Prince of Wales : manuscript transcription of shorthand notes taken by Samuel Pepys : [England], 1695 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James, Prince of Wales, 1688-1766. Letter signed : Rome, to M. le Marquis Gabuccini, 1737 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 1678-1751. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Bouflers, Madame de, person
associatedWith Bouillon, Mme. de, person
associatedWith Bulstrode, Richard, Sir, 1610-1711, person
associatedWith Conway, Henry Seymour, 1721-1795. person
associatedWith Gabuccini, Marquis, person
associatedWith Gozzadini, Cardinal, person
associatedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Jacobite Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobite Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobite Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Maintenon, Madame de, 1635-1719. person
associatedWith Mar, John Erskine, Earl of, 1675-1732. person
associatedWith Montagu, Charles, Duke of Manchester, 1660?-1722. person
associatedWith Ormonde, James Butler, Duke of, 1665-1745. person
associatedWith Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703. person
associatedWith Philippe, Duc de Vendôme, 1655-1727, person
associatedWith Plunkett, John, person
associatedWith Stewart, Dugald, 1674-1753. person
associatedWith Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746. person
associatedWith Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. person
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Scotland
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Jacobite Rebellion, 1715
Jacobites--Correspondence
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Birth 1688-06-10

Death 1766-01-01

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