A George III silver Volunteers’ Regiment Prize Goblet.
A George III Prize Goblet engraved with the badge of the Royal Roehampton, Putney and Mortlake Volunteers and inscribed ‘Won by Sergt. Penn 2nd Compy. 11 Sept 1804 – Presented to him by the Earl of Bess borough Major Commandant‘, John Emes, London 1803.
See the Surrey History Centre: Minutes of the Volunteers –
‘‘Agreement made 12 Nov 1803 to unite Mortlake volunteers with Putney and Roehampton Corps under the title of ‘Royal Putney Roehampton and Mortlake Volunteer Corps’ to be commanded by Earl of Besborough. Further equipment to be supplied, including canteens knapsacks, ammunition pouches, gun cleaning materials, strong shoes, gloves and greatcoats, 26 Nov. Claims for compensation for loss of earnings as a result of attendance at drill and field practice to be allowed in certain cases, 3 Dec.“
Height – 16.20 cm.; Diameter – 9 cm.