Louis de Fontjuliane'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. The new regiment was initially destined to Charles de La Tour, Comte de Paulin. However, he refused to serve under the Marquis Guiscard and was replaced by Louis de Fonjuliane.

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 29 May 1706 to August 1706: Louis de Fontjuliane

Service during the War

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

Uniform

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Colours

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References

Costello, Vivien: Reply to the query on Huguenot regiments in the war of Spanish Succesion. In: Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 86, No.345 (Spring 2008), pp.85-89

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

  • Vol. V. p. 203

Acknowledgement

Wienand Drenth and Jörg Meier for the research on this regiment