TALBOT, GILBERT [SSNE 4422]

Surname
TALBOT
First name
GILBERT
Title/rank
SIR
Nationality
ENGLISH
Region
Social status
GENTRY
Education
Religion

Text source

Sir George Talbot served as an English 'agent' operating in Denmark in 1665. His expenses were signed off under the signet in December 1664. These warrants called him an envoy rather than an agent and state he was to be paid £5 per day, besides allowancess for intelligence gathered. Letters from him to Sir G.Downing dated 15, 25 April and 6 May regarding the signing of a treaty and the arrival of the French envoy, Terlon survive - as do many other useful documents.

Historical Manuscripts Commission 58: Bath I-III Letters from him dated 1664-6; Historical Manuscripts Commission 3:4th Report, p.237; Bodleian Library Rawlinson MSS John Thurloe Papers A 1-67 Dispatches dated 24 September 1664 to 2 December 1665 from him as ambassador in Denmark to the English goverment. (A 252); PRO, SP/75/17-18; Additional Manuscripts of the Sloane Collection 22920 f 119-29; Calendar of State Papers Domestic, 1664-1665, p.129. December 1664. Memos by Williamson of warrants passed by signet during the month. L. Bittner and L. Gross, Reportorium der diplomatischen vertreter aller lander, vol. 1, 1648-1715 (Oldenburg and Berlin, 1936), p.183; G. M. Bell, A Handlist of British Diplomatic Representatives 1509-1688 (London, 1990).

Service record

STUART KINGDOMS, DENMARK-NORWAY
Arrived 1664-04-01
Departed 1666-05-31
Capacity ENVOY, AGENT, purpose DIPLOMACY