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Manchester Regiment - Jacobites

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Unit of soldiers raised in Manchester during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, supporting Charles Stewart against George II.  300 volunteers commanded by Francis Towneley.  They withdrew to Carlisle which then fell to government forces and most of the Manchester regiment were captured, imprisoned, transported or executed.  A few made it to Culloden, to meet similar fates.

The picture illustrates the Jacobites arriving in Manchester and the Picture source tells the story of Manchester's Jacobite involvement.  e.g.  The three sons of Thomas Deacon, the Bishop of Manchester, all joined the Regiment: one executed, one died of fever, and one transported. 

The 1745 Association gives the names of the 9 members who are buried in St Georges Gardens as: Regimental Colonel Francis TowneleyThomas David Morgan, Thomas Siddall, James Dawson, Thomas Deacon, John Beswick, Andrew Blood, Thomas Chadwick and George Fletcher.

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Manchester Regiment - Jacobites

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St Marks, Kennington - history

The 1745 Association (who ought to know) writes: "The plaque on the side of t...

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