4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
reorganised as the county regiment of North Lancashire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry
1680.07.13 2nd Tangier, or Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1684 The Duchess of York and Albany's Regiment of Foot
(named for the future Queen Mary)
1685.02? The Queen's Regiment of Foot
(redesignated when the Duchess of York became Queen)
1688 The Queen Consort's Regiment of Foot
(re-named for Queen Mary, consort of William III)
1702 The Queen's Regiment of Foot
1703 The Queen's Own Regiment of Marines
1710 The Queen's Own Regiment of Foot
1715 The King's Own Regiment of Foot
(re-named for King George I)
1751.07.01 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot
1867 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)


Namur 1695, Gibraltar 1704-05, Guadeloupe 1759, St. Lucia 1778, Corunna, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nive, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Abyssinia, South Africa 1879
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white with two blue lines between blue zigzag
1680.07.13 Col. Charles (FitzCharles), 1st Earl of Plymouth
[illegitimate son of Charles II, d. 1680] [also 3rd Dgn Gds]
1680.11.27 Lt-Gen. Hon Piercy Kirke (senior) [also 2nd Foot]
1682.04.23 Col. Charles Trelawny
1688.12.01 Col. Sir Charles Orby, 2nd Bt.
1688.12.31 Maj-Gen. Charles Trelawny [reappointed]
1692.01.01 Brig-Gen. Henry Trelawny
1702.02.12 Lt-Gen. William Seymour [also Seymour's Regt, 24th Foot; Brig-Gen. of Marine Regts]
1717.12.25 Brig-Gen. Hon. Henry Berkeley
1719.04.21 Gen. Charles (Cadogan), 2nd Baron Cadogan [also 6th Dgns]
1734.08.08 Lt-Gen. William Barrell [also 22nd Foot, 28th Foot]
1749.08.22 Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Rich, 5th Bt.
1756.05.12 Lt-Gen. Alexander Duroure [also 38th Foot]
1765.01.23 Col. The Hon. Robert Brudenell [also 16th Foot]
1768.11.07 F.M. Studholme Hodgson [also 4th Horse, 11th Dgns, 5th Foot, 50th Foot]
1782.06.07 Lt-Gen. Sir John Burgoyne
1792.08.08 Gen. George Morrison [also 17th Foot, 75th Foot [1756-63, 1778-83]; QMG]
1799.12.05 Gen. John (Pitt), 2nd Earl of Chatham, KG
1835.09.30 Gen. John Hodgson [also 83rd Foot]
1846.02.07 Gen. Sir Thomas Bradford, GCB, GCH [also 30th Foot, 94th Foot; C-in-C Bombay 1825-29]
1853.12.26 Gen. Sir John Bell, GCB [also 95th Foot]
1876.11.21 Gen. Studholme John Hodgson [also 54th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Lions, Barrell's Blues
Marches: Corn Riggs are Bonnie, And Shall Trelawny Die?
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