The Collection of Medals formed by the late John Seabrook

Date of Auction: 28th March 2002

Sold for £600

Estimate: £400 - £500

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Corunna (Francis Kay, 6th Foot) edge bruises at 6 o’clock and evidence of other bruises having been professionally removed, otherwise nearly very fine £400-500


Francis Kay was born at Bolton, Lancashire, and attested for the 6th Foot at Chelmsford on 25 April 1805. He served in the Peninsula in 1808-09, in Captain Curry’s company, and was discharged at Bombay in December 1827, being finally discharged at Horse Guards on 24 June 1829, suffering near blindness from Opthalmia.