Roger Handasyd

General Roger Peter Handasyd (c. 1684 – 4 January 1763) was a British Army officer.

He obtained a commission in a regiment of foot in 1694, and served two campaigns under King William III. He also served with reputation in the wars of Queen Anne.

After many years' service in the 22nd Regiment of Foot, Handasyd was promoted to the lieutenant-colonelcy of that corps, which he commanded some time at the island of Jamaica. He succeeded his father in the colonelcy of the regiment on 3 April 1712, and was removed to the 16th Regiment of Foot on 9 July 1730. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in 1735, to that of major-general in 1739, and to lieutenant-general in 1743.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon from 1722 to 1741,[1] and for Scarborough from 1747 to 1754.[2]


This article incorporates text from a work in the public domain: Historical Records of the British Army, by Richard Cannon.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. Sidney Wortley-Montagu
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
With: Edward Wortley Montagu 1722–1734
Edward Montagu 1734–1741
Succeeded by
Edward Montagu
Hon. Wills Hill
Preceded by
William Osbaldeston
Edwin Lascelles
Member of Parliament for Scarborough
With: Edwin Lascelles
Succeeded by
Sir Ralph Milbanke
William Osbaldeston
Military offices
Preceded by
Thomas Handasyd
Colonel of Roger Handasyd's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
William Barrell
Preceded by
The Earl of Deloraine
Colonel of Roger Handasyd's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Hon. Robert Brudenell
Preceded by
Sir John Cope
Commander-in-Chief, Scotland
Succeeded by
Henry Hawley

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