The place names on the lower part this page are taken, in chronological order, from William's Diary. No doubt, in most cases, William wrote down place names as he heard them, and as a consequence what he wrote is not helpful when one looks at a modern map of Argentina, however, Norberto Perez of Argentina has kindly sent me information about these places.
Soon, I will integrate Norberto's notes into my original list below, and into the main body of William's text, but for now I will simply add them to this page. Norberto wrote:
In chronological order :
Monte Video: " Montevideo" , ( Capital city of the actual Republic of Uruguay)
Buenos Ayres: " Buenos Aires" .
Reduction - village of : "Villa de la Reducción". Was the first town in the south of Buenos Aires, from The Riachuelo. "Reducción" is the name synthetic of the Villa, whose official name was: Reducción de la Exaltación de la Santa Cruz de los Indios Kilmes" . Gave origin to the modern city of Quilmes (20 km, 12.4 miles from Buenos Aires)
River Chille - Rio Chuelo : "Riachuelo". Is the name of that watercourse which means " small river" in spanish... Originally "Riachuelo de los Navíos".Southern border of Buenos Aires
Alcalde : Not a place. It is a local administrative and judicial officer of the Cabildo. The Cabildo was the institution of colonial municipal government.
Rangaris Barracks : "Cuartel de la Ranchería" Rancho is a construction of adobe and straw roof , typical of colonial architecture in the Río de la Plata. Rancheria is a group of ranchos. There were military barracks and other buildings
Convent of Friars : It refers to the " Church of San Ignacio de Loyola", of the Jesuit order. (It is worth mentioning that the tunnels were built from homes, not from the Church)
Luchanrms : "Luján". Is a city of the province of Buenos Aires , Argentina, eponymous head of the Municipality . Its distance to the city of Buenos Aires is 67 km (41.6 miles)
Colonia : "Colonia del Sacramento", city of the actual Republic of Uruguay.
Tuckaman - Tucuman : " Tucumán" (or " San Miguel de Tucumán"; is the actual capital of Tucuman Province , located in northwest Argentina to 1311 km from the City of Buenos Aires. (814.6 miles)
Cordova : "Córdoba". Important city of center of Argentina, located 703 ??km from Buenos Aires (436.8 miles)
Luxan : "Luján" (idem above)
St. Antonia : "San Antonio de Areco" is a town 113 km from Buenos Aires (70.2 miles)
Chappeles : "Capilla del Señor" is a city located north from Buenos Aires , 82 km (50.9 miles)
Ronches : "Ranchos" town northwest of Buenos Aires , 120 km from Buenos Aires (74.5 miles). Currently city head of the General Paz Municipality.
St. Ignacia : "San Ignacio o San Ignacio del Valle de Calamuchita". In this site , was the "Quinta or Estancia" of the Jesuits , ("Estancia de los Santos Ejercicios") where British prisoners were housed. It is located 125 km south of the city of Córdoba (77.6miles) and 710 km (441.1miles) from Buenos Aires.
River Paraguay : "Río Paraguay". But the author confused the Paraguay River to the "Rio Paraná". The Parana River flows into the Rio de la Plata. (See this in a map of Argentina).
The end of Norberto's comments.
Cape of Good Hope
Rut Valley - The Rietvlei Valley
Stillingbush - Stellenbosch
Bay of Biscay
Island of Ceylon
Reduction - village of
River Chille - Rio Chuelo
Convent of Friars
Tuckaman - Tucuman
Luxan - 'twelve leagues from Buenos Ayres'
'Beautiful plain covered with innumerable herds of wild horses and cattle'
Cove of Cork
Middleton Barracks nr. Cork
Cork - 'new barracks in'
Cove of Cork
Alcobaça - village of
Brilos - village of
Roleia - Roliça - village of
Maceira - 'on the 19th'
Belem plain near
Campo de Rico
Talavera de la Reyna
Campo Mayor - 'a fortified frontier town of Portugal'
Badajos - 'a fortified Spanish town'
Escurial - 'a palace and monastry belonging to the King of Spain'
Church and mausoleum - 'where the Royal family of Spain are buried'
Guadarama - 'a fortified pass in the mountains'
Alba de Tormes
Benavente - 'and was stationed in the Castle of the Duchess of Benavente'
Alejos - 'a miserable village'
St. Lucia - 'the suburbs of'
Pedrillo - village of
St. Lucia - 'heights of'
Ashford, Kent - ' marched to'
Brabourne Lees - ' a temporary wooden barracks, erected on a large common'
Walcheren - Island of
Middleburg - ' the capital of the Island'
Flushing - siege of
Cadsand - Battery of
Stad house Municipal Buildings = (Stadthuis)
Flushing - ' The garrison of surrendered'
Middleburg - 'the Capital of Zealand'
the Grand Basin
Cadsand - batteries of
Nagg's Head - 'in the Borough'
Mafra - 'a palace and convent'
Sobral de Monte Agraça
Lines of Torres Vedras
Sobreira - 'village of within seven leagues of Lisbon'
' Omaghrin ' - 'in the County of Tyrone'
Alcanterina - village of
Fuentes de Honore
Tagus - mouth of
Verdun - ' road to'
Swan with Two Necks, Lad Lane
Suffolk Street, Charing Cross
Old Bond Street, London
Bury Street, London
White Horse Cellar, Pickadilly, London
Bejar - in Spain
Subijana de Alava - 'A village in the plane taken and retaken several times'
Salta - probably Salinas near Pomar
'The best room in the house' in a village near to the place of Cadogan's death. Buried in the garden of the Spaniard's house in the village.
An olive wood - 'We marched a few miles and encamped in'
Pyrenees - mountains
Maya - village of
Pampluna - garrison of
Roncesvalles - one of the passes between Spain and France
Saint Jean Pied de Port an entrenched camp near - actually St. Jean de Luz
Cambo - 'where the enemy blew up an arch of the bridge over the river Nive'
Hasparen - town of
Bayonne - main road to
St. Pierre d'Irube - Battle of
Urt - on the river Adour
Bayonne to Mont-de-Marsan
Urt - ' is a peninsular nearly surrounded by the river, and on it a gentleman's house'
Orthez - ' a large town. French were encamped on the hills on the other side of the river'
St. Jean de Luz
Garonne - a village near the
Toulouse - heights above
Villa Franca - Villefranche direction of
Villefranche - on the high road to Montpellier
Toulouse - City of
Garonne - ' The scenery is the most enchanting I ever beheld'
St. George's Channel
Portsmouth - 'George Inn,' High Street
Bruges - ' English Hotel, kept by Mr. Carpenter, formerly of Limerick '
Ghent - 'by the canal'
Fresne - ' through Audenarde, etc .'
Ham - ' and got on the great road from Calais to Paris'
Argenteuil - ' a beautiful village on the River Seine'
Champs Elyses - ' in front of the Palace of the Tuilleries'
Bois de Boulogne
Fishers Lodge, Limerick, O'Brien's Bridge