Josias de Vimaré's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was part of the six Huguenot regiments of foot raised in England in April and May 1706, in preparation for an expedition to support the Camisard revolt in the Cévennes. Most of the officers were pensioners from the Irish Establishment. However, the plan was aborted and the present regiment was disbanded in August 1706..

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

  • from 20 May 1706 to August 1706: Josias le Grande de Vimaré

Note: it is mentioned that Vimaré succeeded William Earl of Lifford in the colonelcy of his regiment, so the unit may have existed before.

Service during the War

No service, the regiment was disbanded three months after its creation.


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Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of Anne 1705-1706, Woodbridge 2006, p.137


Wienand Drenth and Jörg Meier for the research on this regiment