Sir Roger Bradshaigh's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised on 12 April 1706 by Sir Roger Bradshaigh. In June, Bradshaigh secured an address from his constituency praising the conduct of the war and not ‘omitting the Church being out of danger’.

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

  • from 12 April 1706: Sir Roger Bradshaigh aka Bradshaw
  • from 21 April 1709 to 1713: James Tyrell

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

In 1706, the regiment was sent to Ireland. Bradshaigh proved to be a poor soldier. His regiment was said to be ‘very thin of officers and soldiers’ with (in the words of one observer) ‘the worst’ clothing ‘I ever saw’.

In March 1709, Bradshaigh sold the regiment for £2,700, putting an end to his brief military career.

In 1713, the regiment was disbanded.


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

  • Vol. V. p. 12, 200
  • Vol. VI. p. 248

History of Parliament Online – Bradshaigh, Sir Roger, 3rd Bt. (1675-1747), of Haigh Hall, nr. Wigan, Lancs.


Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article