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Colonel John Fitzgerald’s Regiment of Foot

Activeto 1662
CountryIreland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsAnglo-Spanish War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Fitzgerald
Area RaisedFlanders
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Regiment raised for Charles II in exile from Irishmen in Flanders, ending up in Tangiers

Service History

1661

  • March: Arrive at Mardyke from Beauvais
  • June: Reduced to 10 companies
  • November: Shipped to Tangiers

1662

  • January: Arrive at Tangiers
  • Incorporated into the ‘Old Tangiers Regiment’

Notes

Part of Charles II’s forces in Flanders, the regiment is first noted in 1661 and CH Firth was unable to shed any light on its previous history. Comprised of Irish soldiers, Fitzgerald’s joined their countrymen at Mardyke in 1661 then were shipped to Tangiers, where they were eventually incorporated into the ‘Old Tangiers Regiment’.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Fitzgerald

Strength

January 1662: 395 men

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