Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, or the West Essex Regiment of Foot/Succession of Lieutenant-Colonels

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SUCCESSION OF LIEUTENANT-COLONELS

OF THE

FIFTY-SIXTH, OR WEST ESSEX, REGIMENT OF FOOT.

Names. Dates of
Appointment.
Date of Removal, &c.
Peter Parr Dec. 26, 1755 Removed to Fourth Foot, June 30, 1760.
John Doyne June 30, 1760 Retired February 20, 1762.
James Stewart Feb. 20, 1762 Died September 1, 1762.
Alexander Monypenny Sep. 1, 1762 Retired October 3, 1776.
John Caulfield Oct. 3, 1776 Retired November 6, 1778.
Henry Johnson Nov. 6, 1778 Removed to Seventeenth Foot in 1778.
Peter Craig Jan. 9, 1779 Removed to Sixty-second Foot, November 25, 1799.
William Earle Bulwer Sep. 1, 1795 Placed on half-pay, November 18, 1795.
John Whitwell Nov. 18, 1795 Died in 1796.
Thomas Picton May 1, 1796 Promoted to the colonelcy of Seventy-seventh Foot,
October 15, 1811.
P. K. Skinner Dec. 11, 1799 Removed July 25, 1814.
Samuel Keating Aug. 1, 1804 Promoted to Boubon regiment, March 25, 1812.
Fletcher Barclay June 27, 1811 Retired April 26, 1831.
Boyle Travers Jan. 2, 1812 Removed July 25, 1814.
Nigel Kingscote Oct. 17, 1811 Placed on half-pay, December 25, 1818.
J. Frederick Brown March 5, 1812 Exchanged to Twenty-eighth Foot, May 9, 1816,
with Sir Charles Belson.
Henry Sullivan July 1, 1813 Placed on half-pay, on the reduction of
second battalion, on September 6, 1817.
John William Mallet Nov. 6, 1813 Placed on half-pay, December 25, 1814,
on the reduction.
Sir Charles P. Belson, K.C.B. May 9, 1816 Placed on half-pay, on September 6, 1817, on
the reduction of second battalion.
H. H. Pritchard April 26, 1831 Retired May 20, 1836.
G. M. Eden May 20, 1836 Removed to Scots Fusilier Guards, on
July 5, 1839.
Robert O’Hara July 5, 1839 Exchanged to the Eighty-eighth on
August 16, 1839, with Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Eden.
William Hassel Eden Aug. 16, 1839 At present in command.