George Macartney's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1704.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the successive proprietors of the regiment were:

  • from 29 January 1704: George Maccartney
  • from 23 March 1709: Richard Sutton
  • from 11 April 1712 to 1713: James Leigh

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

By July 1705, the regiment formed part of the British Contingent operating in the Low Countries.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment took part in the Battle of Ramillies where it was deployed in the first line of the infantry right wing. In November, the regiment formed part of the relief force sent to Spain.

On 25 April 1707, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almansa, where it was deployed in the first line as part of Maccartney's Brigade. The regiment was captured during this battle.

In 1709, the regiment campaigned in the Low Countries.

In 1713, the regiment was disbanded.

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References

Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers

  • Vol. V. p. 224
  • Vol. VI. p. 12

Public Record Office Lists and Indexes, Vol. 53, Reprint New York 1963, p. 446

N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.

Acknowledgement

Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article