Thomas Stanwix's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised on 12 April 1706.

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

  • from 12 April 1706 to 1712: Thomas Stanwix (appointed governor of Gibraltar on 13 January 1711)

The regiment was disbanded on 6 August 1712.

Service during the War

In 1706, the regiment was sent to Ireland.

On 22 May 1707, the regiment embarked at Cork for Portugal where it served for the entire campaign.

In 1708, the regiment served in Portugal.

On 7 May 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of La Gudiña, where they were forced to surrender as prisoners of war.

On 6 August 1712, the regiment was disbanded and its officers were placed on half pay.


In March 1707, the uniform is descibed as follows: red coat lined with yellow and brass buttons.


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

  • Vol. V. p. 11, 195
  • Vol. VI. p. 13, 182

Linney-Drouet, C.A.: 1692-1799: Extracts from the Notebook of the Late Revd Percy Sumner, In: Journal of the the Society for Army Research, Vol. 78, No. 314 (Summer 2000), p. 94

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