Mark Kerr's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in Scotland in 1706 raised by drafts from the three regiments on the Scots establishment: James Maitland's Foot, Alexander Grant's Foot and Lord William Strathnaver's Foot.

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

  • from 1 January 1706 to 1712: Lord Mark Kerr

The regiment was disbanded in 1712.

Service during the War

In mid-November 1706, the regiment was part of the Allied relief fleet which arrived before Cartagena, but the place had already been taken.

On 25 April 1707, the regiment fought in the Battle of Almansa where it was almost annihilated.

In 1708, the regiment was reconstituted.

In 1710, the reconstituted regiment was sent to Spain.

On 27 September 1711, the regiment was present in support at the Combat of Els Prats del Rei.

By the end of March 1712, the regiment was stationed in Catalonia. Later the same year, it was disbanded at Gibraltar.


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

  • Vol. V. pp. 11, 225
  • Vol. VI. p. 13

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

Johnston, S. H. F.: The Scots Army in the Reign of Anne, in: Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Vol. 3 (1953), pp. 8f

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.


Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article