Royal Regiments in America:

Ist, or Royal Regiment - 2 d Bn
IVth, or the King's Own Royal Regiment
VIIth, or Royal Fusiliers
XVIIIth, or Royal Irish
XXIth, or Royal North-British Fusiliers
XXIIId, or Royal Welch Fusiliers
XLIIth, or Royal Highlanders
LXth, or Royal Americans
XCIVth, or Royal Welsh Voluntiers

Regiments of the "Old Corps" in America:

IIId, or the Buff's
Vth Regiment
VIth Regiment
VIIIth, or King's Regiment
XXVIIth, or Inniskilling Regiment

Wreath of roses and thistles on the same stalk

1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s

Early examples of the wreath were almost circular, with flowers and leaves that were
natural in form, growing on winding stalks (1). Regimental numbers were painted or
embroidered directly onto the colours within the wreath. During the 1760s the
wreath became oblong, having spread out sideways and appeared more naturalistic (2).
Still the regimental number was painted or embroidered directly onto the colours within
the wreath. It is during this period that regimental numbers are preceeded with the
letters "Regt." By the 1770s the regimental number appears on a gold-edged cartouche (3).
By the 1780s this oblong wreath is replaced by a symmetrical wreath surrounding
a shield-shaped cartouche (4). Exceptions; however, can be found at any period.

The following devices are assumed:

King George II
King's Cypher
and Crown

Thistle and Crown
The Thistle
and Crown

King George III
King's Cypher
and Crown

Lion of England
Lion of England
The Rose and Crown
The Rose
and Crown
Lion of Nassau
Lion of Nassau

Garter and Crown
and Crown

King's Crest
The King's Crest
Circle of Saint Andrew
Circle of
Saint Andrew
and Crown

If upon review the reader can provide superior evidence as to
authenticity, I would be pleased to be so advised. Thank You.

Please direct all questions and/or comments to: Ron Aylor

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