|Volunteer b c 1735 (Young
Belgrade - Wyvill's Childers Mare, by
Childers). Sire Line
Turk. Family 18.
Volunteer was bred
in Yorkshire by Sir
Marmaduke Wyvill (1692-1754), 6th Baronet, at Constable Burton,
near Bedale. Sir Marmaduke was married to Cary Coke,
daughter of the elder brother of Edward Coke, owner of the
Arabian prior to Lord Godolphin.
In 1743 Sir Marmaduke sent
Volunteer to Ireland where he won several Plates and other prizes. There he was purchased by
Sir Edward O'Brien (1705-1765), 2nd Baronet, and later died from
an accident. Volunteer left no stock that bred on, however, his
sisters were among the foundation mares of
|Devonshire Turk Mare
|Sister to Westbury
|In April of 1742 at Newmarket he won the
King's Plate, beating Mr Aislabie's [later
Sir Edward O'Brien's] Poor Robin (ch c 1735
Crusoe), Mr Greville's Puff (b c 1735
(brother to the Duke of Devonshire's
and Snip), and Mr
Nunn's Staghunter, in three heats. In May he won £50 at Epsom,
beating Mr Grisewood's Careless (ch c 1733 Bloody Buttocks).
In June he won £50 at Guildford, beating the famous
Traveller (b c 1735 Croft's
Partner) in one heat. In July he won £50 at Nottingham,
where he beat Mr Martindale's Sedbury
(ch c 1734 Croft's Partner) in
both four-mile heats.
|In 1743 he was sent to
Ireland and there won several Plates and other prizes.