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Military coatee Armagh Yeomanry

Object Name



Murphy (buttons) (Primary maker)
Murphy (buttons) (maker)

Date Made

c. 1790
c. 1790

Place Made

Republic of Ireland: County Dublin: Dublin


Red cloth, with black cloth collar, facings, cuffs and backings to epaulett, silver buttons bearing crowned 'G.R.'. The black stand up collar has a line of fine black lace from the edge to the gorget button. Shoulder eapuletts are of shain with wilver wire fringe, they button at the upperend. The facing, buttons back, having half buttonholes on the right side, and through holes on the left to facilitate buttoning across, there are 10 buttons in pairs on each side. The cuff is the round type with 4 buttons, on lace lines. At the back the tail is slashed to the waist with pleats on either side, having a button at the top and one inside at the bottom. The dummy pocket flaps have a pair of buttons top and bottm. There is a dummy white turnback from the waist to tail. White linen lining. The jacket is fastened at the top only. By 1796 Jackets were fastened all the way to the waist. The coat was worn by owner in Armagh in 1798.


coat : cloth, buttons : silver, lining : linen

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