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royalist:foot-regiments:john-fitzgerald [08/12/2013 22:11]
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-|**Active**|to 1662|+|**Active**|1653 to 1662|
 |**Country**|Ireland| |**Country**|Ireland|
 |**Allegiance**|Royalist| |**Allegiance**|Royalist|
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 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
-|**Field Armies**| |+|**Field Armies**|Charles 1660|
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-//Regiment raised for Charles II in exile from Irishmen in Flanders, ending up in Tangiers//+//Irish regiment in Spanish service that joined ​Charles II in exile, ending up in Tangiers//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 +====1653====
 +  *Enter Spanish service
 +====1654====
 +====1655====
 +====1656====
 +====1657====
 +====1658====
 +====1659====
 +====1660====
 ====1661==== ====1661====
   *March: Arrive at Mardyke from Beauvais   *March: Arrive at Mardyke from Beauvais
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 ====1662==== ====1662====
   *January: Arrive at Tangiers   *January: Arrive at Tangiers
-  *Incorporated into the ‘Old ​Tangiers ​Regiment’+  *Incorporated into the ‘Old ​Tangier ​Regiment’
  
 =====Notes==== =====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 historyComprised 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’. ​+The regiment'​s history is discussed in Firth, C. H. (1898), [[http://​archive.org/​stream/​transactions17royauoft#​page/​67/​mode/​1up|Royalist and Cromwellian Armies in Flanders, 1657-1662]],​ Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, pp. 67–119 
 + 
 +Fitzgerald'​s regiment had served the Spanish since 1653. By 1661 they formed part of Charles II’s forces in Flanders. Fitzgerald’s joined their countrymen at Mardyke in 1661 then were shipped to Tangiers, where they were eventually incorporated into the ‘Old ​Tangier ​Regiment’. The Old Tangier Regiment became the [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​2nd_Regiment_of_Foot|Second,​ or Queen’s Regiment of Foot]], the senior English Regiment of the line in the British army, where it has now been amalgamated into the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Princess_of_Wales'​s_Royal_Regiment|Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment]]
  
 =====Flags and Equipment===== =====Flags and Equipment=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====John Fitzgerald==== ====John Fitzgerald====
 +[[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​John_Fitzgerald_(Governor)|John Fitzgerald]] later governor of Tangiers. ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 January 1662: 395 men January 1662: 395 men
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
 +  *Firth, C. H. (1898), [[http://​archive.org/​stream/​transactions17royauoft#​page/​67/​mode/​1up|Royalist and Cromwellian Armies in Flanders, 1657-1662]],​ Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, pp. 67–119 
 +  *[[http://​www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/​time_line/​the_queens/​1657_1660.shtml|The Queen'​s Royal Surrey Regiment]]