James Barry was the brother-in-law of Sir John Jacob, the former colonel of the regiment. Barry purchased the colonelcy for 1,400 guineas. He fought at the battle of Almanza in 1707 where he was captured. He had Jacobite sympathies and in 1715 was arrested for treason, but after the rebellion was suppressed he was set free for lack of evidence.
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