On 1 June 1744, West Indies, Jamaica. Due to the persistence of Edward Trelawny Governor of Jamaica, orders were given for eight individual Companies, often referred to as the Jamaican Volunteers, to join together and become a Regiment. Trelawny became their 1st Colonel
During 1748, West Indies, Jamaica. Trelawny informs the Duke of Newcastle he has complied with a request from Admiral Knowles to join him in an attack on St Jago de Cuba. Strong winds prevented the troops from landing so instead
On 8 Dec 1750, West Indies, Guatemala, Mosquito Coast. Trelawny writes to Captain Hodgson who has been at Black River, Mosquito Creek Guatamala with a small detachment since early 1750. Their object being to prevent the Indians making raids on the Spanish whom they hated. He says he will be sending reinforcements of approximately 100 men
On 25 May 1756, England, Morpeth. A 2nd Battalion was ordered to be formed for the 19th Foot or Green Howards which was stationed in Yorkshire. However, the 2nd Battalion was raised in Morpeth, Northumberland.
On 20 Sept 1756, England, Exeter. Regiment raised as 2nd Battalion of 4th Regiment of Foot, whilst Drummer's Regiment (name of the King's Own at the time) was on its way home from Minorca. War Office Order for Duroure's Regiment to have '2nd Battalion added'