This Portrait of John Greenhalgh, of Brandlesome,(who governed and maintained tranquillity in the Isle of Man from 1640 to 1651,) was saved, during the Earthquake that occurred on the Island of Juan Fernandez, and is dedicated to The Right Hon The Earl of Derby. by his obedient, humble Servant, ['Thos Sutcliffe' facsimile signature].
Rare lithograph, sheet 320 x 245mm. 12½ x 9¾". Slightl surface-soiled.
Half-length portrait in armour of John Greenhalgh (d. 1651), Royalist governor of the Isle of Man, of Brandlesome Hall in the parish of Bury, Lancashire. On the death of his grandfather, John Greenhalgh, he succeeded to Brandlesome Hall, was on the commission of the peace for and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Lancaster, and was appointed governor of the Isle of Man by James Stanley seventh Earl of Derby in 1640. In 1642 he was discharged as a royalist from the commission of the peace by order of the House of Commons. He fought under the Earl of Derby at the head of three hundred Manxmen at the battle of Wigan Lane in August 1651, and greatly distinguished himself at Worcester (3 Sept), when he saved the colours from capture by tearing them from the standard and wrapping them round his person. He was severely wounded when the Earl of Derby was captured near Nantwich later that month, but made good his escape to the Isle of Man, and there died of his wound, and was buried at Malow.
DNB. See NPG D11036.
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