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In Memory

Son of Robert and Jane Iliffe
Cornet in the Regt of Horse
raised by His Grace John
Duke of Montague
against the Rebels in 1745

He Died November ye 16th 1768
AEtat: 65


Robert Iliffe was born in 1703.

This Regiment of Horse was known as "Montagu's Carabineers". It took part in the Battle of Culloden after which it was disbanded.

Cornet: "the third commission-officer in a troop of horse or dragoons. This is a very honourable post: he commands in the lieutenant's absence; his principle duty being to carry the standard, near the middle of the first rank of the squadron. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1st ed.