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Wogan, Charles, ? 1685-1754 (Jacobite soldier and agent)



  • Existence: ? 1685 - 1754


Charles Wogan (?1698-1754), Jacobite soldier of fortune, known as the Chevalier Wogan, the eldest of the thirty-two children of Patrick Wogan of Richardstown. In 1715 Wogan took service under Colonel Henry Oxburgh, whose forces surrendered at Preston. Wogan was charged with treason, but on the eve of the trial escaped from Newgate Prison. He was able to reach France, where he served in Dillon's regiment until 1718. He later took service as a colonel in the Spanish army, and in 1723 distinguished himself at the relief of Santa Cruz, which was besieged by the Moors. He was promoted to brigadier-general and made governor of La Mancha. He died at La Mancha soon after 1752.

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Charles Wogan: Plan de la Compagnie Royale Americaine

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6572
Scope and Contents

37 folios: (fo. 2) title page; (fo. 3) introduction; (fo. 11) text. On folio 2v is '44' (circled).

Dates: 1740-1743 (Circa)
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