Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Nugent

Nugent, Christopher, a Lieutenant-Colonel in James II.'s Irish army, went to France upon the capitulation of Limerick in 1691, and was given command of the Irish Horse Guards. He served in Flanders, and was wounded at Landen. In 1701 he joined the army of Italy and fought at Chiari, Luzzara, and Spire. He commanded a regiment of the Irish Brigade at Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet. In 1712 he was present at the sieges of Denain and Douay; and in 1713, at Friburg. Having, without permission, accompanied the Pretender to Scotland in 1715, he was, on the remonstrance of the British ambassador, nominally deprived of his regiment. In 1718 he became major-general of horse. He died 4th June 1731.


186. Irish Brigades in the Service of France: John C. O'Callaghan. Glasgow, 1870.