William Barrell

Lieutenant-General William Barrell (died 9 August 1749) was an officer of the British Army.


Barrell joined the Army as a captain on 27 March 1698.[1] He served with distinction in the War of the Spanish Succession[2][3] and was granted brevet rank as a colonel of Foot by the Duke of Marlborough on 1 January 1707.[4] In 1715 he was made colonel of the 15th Regiment of Foot,[2][3] and in 1727 he was promoted to brigadier-general.[5] On 25 August 1730 he was removed to the 22nd Regiment of Foot,[3] and on 8 August 1734 to the King's Own.[1][2] He was promoted to major-general in 1735[6] and lieutenant-general in 1739;[7] he also held the post of Governor of Pendennis Castle.[2][3]


  1. 1 2 A List of the Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, and Ensigns of His Majesty's Forces (1740) p. 18.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Fourth, or King's Own Regiment of Foot (1839) p. 148.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Twenty-Second, or the Cheshire Regiment of Foot (1849) p. 52.
  4. Charles Dalton, English Army Lists and Commission Registers 1661-1714, volume VI (1904) p. 194.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 6572. p. 3. 11–15 April 1727.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 7464. p. 1. 16–20 December 1735.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 7823. pp. 1–2. 14–17 July 1739.
Military offices
Preceded by
Andrews Windsor
Colonel of Barrell's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Nicholas Price
Preceded by
Roger Handasyd
Colonel of Barrell's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
James St Clair
Preceded by
The Lord Cadogan
Colonel of the King's Own Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Robert Rich
Preceded by
James Tyrrell
Governor of Pendennis Castle
Succeeded by
John Laforey

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