83rd Regiment of Foot (1757)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
83rd Regiment of Foot
Active 1757–1763
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry

The 83rd Regiment of Foot (1757–1763) was a short-lived infantry regiment in the British Army which was raised in Ireland in 1757 to counter the Spanish Invasion of Portugal of 1762, an offshoot of the Seven Years' War.[1]

After being posted to the Iberian Peninsular in 1762 the regiment was disbanded in Ireland following the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

The Colonel-Commandants of the Regiment were General Sir John Saunders Sebright, Bt. (1758–1760) and General Bigoe Armstrong (1760–1763}.


  1. ^ "83rd Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 14 Feb 2008.