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GLAMORGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENTS 1796- 1854

The following is a list of the Glamorgan Volunteer Infantry Regiments raised in the period 1796 - 1854, 'though this effectively means 1796 - 1815, since there were no further regiments raised after that date until 1854. The Statutory Militia raising did continue during this period anf details of these can be found in the Glamorgan Family History Society transcriptions from the Bute Mss which can be purchased from the Society.

The story of the Glamorgan Volunteer Cavalry Regiments can be found on my site under Glamorgan Yeomanry.

A detailed history of the Glamorgan volunteer infantry regiments can be found in Bryn Owen's books on the subject, as can similar histories for other counties of Wales.

VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENTS RAISED 1796 - 1802

Swansea Royal Volunteers raised 1796 by John Beavan of Swansea - disbanded 1802

Cowbridge Volunteer Infantry raised 1797 by John Beavan of Cowbridge - disbanded 1802

Bridgend Volunteer Infantry raised 1797 - disbanded 1802

Neath Infantry Volunteers raised 1798 by Henry Smith Thomas - disbanded 1802

Glamorgan Rangers Volunteers raised 1798 by Thomas Mansel Talbot - disbanded 1802

Oystermouth Volunteer Infantry raised 1798 by Samuel Hancorne - disbanded 1802

Lougher Infantry Voluntyeers raised 1798 by William Augustus Pengree of Lougher - became part of the Swansea Legion 1800 - disbanded 1802

Llangyfelach Infantry Volunteers raised 1798 by Roger Landeg - became part of the Swansea Legion 1800 - disbanded 1802

Caerphilly Volunteer Infantry raised 1798 by William Williams - disbanded 1802

Loyal Gower Volunteers Association raised 1798 by Robert Hancorne - disbanded 1802

Pennard & Oystermouth Loyal Association raised 1798 by Edward Shewen - probably later became

Loyal Independant Gower Volunteers in 1799 - became part of the Swansea Legion 1800 - disbanded 1802

Merthyr Tydfil Infantry Volunteers raised 1799 by Richard Crawshay from his workers - disbanded 1802

Aberdare Infantry Volunteers raised c.1800 by Tom Rees of Werfa - disbanded 1802

Kilvey Infantry Volunteers raised c.1800 - became part of the Swansea Legion 1800 - disbanded 1802

Dowlais Infantry Volunteers raised c.1800 from Dowlais Ironworkers - disbanded 1802

THE SWANSEA LEGION

Raised 1800 under Thomas Morgan by the linking together of :-

The Swansea Volunteer Cavalry

The Lougher Volunteer Infantry

The Llangyfelach Volunteer Infantry

The Loyal Independant Gower Volunteers

The Kilvay Volunteer Infantry

At the end of the war the infantry regiments were disbanded whilst the Swansea Violunteer Cavalry continued in existence (See Glamorgan Yeomanry)

VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENTS RAISED 1803 - 1804

The Swansea Legion re-raised 1803 incorporating the Swansea Volunteer Cavalry and newly raised infantry. In 1804 the Legion was split into:-

The Swansea Yeomanry Cavalry (See Glamorgan Yeomanry)

Prince of Wales's Fuzileers

The Glamorgan Riflemen raised 1803 by Rowley Lascelles - disbanded 1808

The Fforest Rilflemen raised 1803 by Thomas Lockwood - disbanded 1808

The Eastern Glamorgan Infantry Volunteers raised 1803 by John Price of Llandaff Court - disbanded 1808

The Western Glamorgan Infantry Volunteers raised 1803 by John Llewellyn of Penllergaer - disbanded 1808

The Glamorgan (Prince of Wales's Fuzileers) Volunteers raised 1804 - disbanded 1808

Cardiff Volunteer Artillery raised c.1804

LOCAL VOLUNTEER MILITIA REGIMENTS 1808 - 1815

Eastern Glamorgan Regment of Local Militia raised 1808 - under John Price of Llandaff Court - recruited mainly from ex-members of:-

The Eastern Glamorgan Regiment of Volunteers

Central Glamorgan Regiment of Local Militia raised 1808 - under Rowley Lascelles

recruited mainly from ex-members of:-

The Glamorgan Riflemen

The Glamorgan (Prince of Wales's Fuzileers) Volunteers

West Glamorgan Regiment of Local Militia raised 1808 - under John Llewellyn of Penllergaer

recruited mainly from ex-members of:-

The Western Glamorgan Regiment of Volunteers

The Fforest Riflemen

In 1816 the Local Militia Regiments were disbanded and there were very few volunteer regiments in existence in Glamorgan, except for the Yeomanry who continued a little longer, until 1854.

The (compulsary) Militia, however, continued to exist organised on the basis of County Hundreds.