Nicholas Lepell's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1705.

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

  • from 25 March 1705: Nicholas Lepell
  • from ? July 1710: Michael Richards
  • from 17 March 1711 to 1712: William Stanhope

The regiment was disbanded in 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. On 20 August, it fought in the Battle of Saragossa, where it was deployed in Lepell's Brigade in the second line.

By the end of March 1712, the regiment was stationed in Catalonia. In July, it was campaigning in Spain. Later, the same year, it was disbanded.

Uniform

Black Tricorne edged white, white neck stock, red coat, white cuffs, waistcoat, breeches and stockings.

Colours

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References

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

  • Vol. V. p. 11
  • Vol. VI. p. 243

Campillo, Xavier Rubio: God Save Catalonia! England’s intervention in Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession, p. 53

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

Acknowledgement

Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article