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Lady Nelson’s application to the Royal Bounty after Nelson’s death

Widows of men who had been killed in action or who had died as a result of wounds were entitled to the Royal Bounty, which was generally equal to 12 months’ pay, the amount depending on the rank or rating their husband held. Lady Nelson made an application for a Royal Bounty which was accepted. The state had ignored Nelson’s wishes to provide for Emma Hamilton but approved this application from Nelson’s estranged wife, signifying official disapproval of Nelson’s relationship with Emma.

Catalogue reference: ADM 106/3028

Lady Nelson’s application for the ‘Royal Bounty’. 6 February 1806. Cat ref: ADM 106/3028. Copyright, Frances, Lady Nelson.
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