Angus Regiment of Fencibles
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20th October 1794 - Order to Lord Archibald Douglas to raise a
regiment of fencible men. Framed document. Lord Archibald Douglas
was commanding officer to Colonel Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of
Burnside, who helped to set up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles in
Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of Burnside, was instrumental in setting
up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles. His son, David, 9th Laird of
Burnside went on to fight with the Militia in Ireland and became a
Lord Archibald Douglas's name, as commanding
officer, appears on a list of the Officers who landed at Dunackadee
on the 16 & 17 June 1795. The second in command was Lieutenant
Colonel David Hunter. A Captain William Douglas is also listed.
A letter from Lord Douglas, Bothwell Castle, to Charles Hunter
of Burnside in 1798 concerning a commission for Mr Henderson of
Parkhill and other militia matters indicates his interest in the
regiment. it is possible that Col Archibald and Capt William are
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