Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, or the West Essex Regiment of Foot/Succession of Lieutenant-Colonels
SUCCESSION OF LIEUTENANT-COLONELS
FIFTY-SIXTH, OR WEST ESSEX, REGIMENT OF FOOT.
|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.|