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Colonel Anthony Hungerford’s Regiment of Foot

Active1647 to 1649
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelAnthony Hungerford
Area RaisedShropshire
Coat ColourRed?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesJones 1647

English regiment of foot serving under Michael Jones in Ireland, later in garrison at Drogheda

Service History

1647

  • Regiment raised from disbanded men in Shropshire
  • April: Land in Ireland
  • May: Mustered at Dublin
  • August: Battle of Dungan’s Hill

1648

  • May: Mustered at Drogheda

1649

  • June to July: Besieged at Drogheda
  • July: Surrender at Drogheda, most change sides, remnants march to Dublin
  • August: Disbanded by Cromwell’s order

Notes

A history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.

Raised in Shropshire, the regiment were sent to Ireland and served under Michael Jones at Dungan’s Hill. By 1648 they were in garrison at Drogheda and in 1649 were besieged there by Lord Inchiquin’s Royalists. On Inchiquin completing his battery, Lt Col Foulkes surrendered the town. Allegedly of the 700 foot and 250 horse present, no more than 100 foot and 35 horse marched out to Dublin, the remainder changing sides to Inchiquin. As the regiment was so depleted it was quickly disbanded in the August.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Anthony Hungerford

Was absent in England during the siege of Drogheda, raising more recruits, leaving Lt Col Foulkes as governor of Drogheda.

Strength

  • May 1647: 912 men, besides officers
  • May 1648: 783 men

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