Lord Lovelace's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised on 20 March 1706.

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

  • from 12 April 1706: John Lord Lovelace
  • from 20 March 1708 to 1712: Richard Munden

The regiment was disbanded on 6 August 1712.

Service during the War

On 27 July 1710, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almenar, where it was deployed in Lepell’s Brigade in the second line of the centre. On 20 August, it fought in the Battle of Saragossa, where it was deployed in Lepell's Brigade in the second line. On 8 December, it was supposedly present at the Combat of Brihuega, but we did not find any mention of it in the order of battle.

The regiment was disbanded on 6 August 1712.

Uniform

In May 1708, a requisition for the uniforms of the officers of the regiment specifies 170 ½ yards of scarlet cloth, 240 ½ yards of scarlett shalloon [i.e. fine serge wool fabric, formerly used for lining garments], 93 dozen of gilt buttons for the coats, 139 dozens of breast-buttons. So we might assume the uniform of the regiment was red with red facings.

Colours

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References

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

  • Vol. V. p. 11
  • Vol. VI. (1707-1714), London 1904, p.244

Sumner, Percy: Notes on Regimental Uniforms, from the Irish treasury papers, 1713 to 1782, In:. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 14, No.56 (Winter 1935). p. 220

Tunath, Andrew: The British army in Catalonia after the battle of Brihuega, 1710-1712, in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 91, No. 367 (Autumn 2013), pp. 182-205

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