Colonel John Barker’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1647
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Barker
Thomas Willoughby
Area RaisedCoventry
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Field ArmiesWaller 1644

Later Thomas Willoughby’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot that garrisoned Coventry from 1642

Service History

1642

  • June: Raised in Coventry
  • Garrison of Coventry
  • August: Besieged in Coventry
  • August: Skirmish at Curdsworth Bridge
  • Garrison of Kenilworth Castle (det)

1643

  • June: Capture of Tamworth Castle (det)

1644

  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge (det)
  • August to October: Siege of Banbury Castle (det)

1645

  • July: Willoughby takes over the regiment

1646

1647

  • March: Disbanded

Notes

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

John Barker

John Barker was MP for Coventry and claimed for pay as Colonel to 28th June 1645

Thomas Willoughby

Officer Lists

1642

  • Colonel John Barker
  • Lieutenant Colonel [ ] Phipps
  • Major [Peter?] Burgoyne
  • Captain William Colmore
  • Captain Robert Colmore
  • Captain [ ] Willimgton
  • Captain Gamaliel Purefoy
  • Captain Samuel Ward
  • Captain [ ] Lufkin
  • Captain Mathew Randle
  • Captain Thomas Willoughby (Commissioned 30/09/42)1)

July 1645

  • Colonel Thomas Willoughby
  • Lieutenant Colonel [] Phippes
  • Major [Peter?] Burgoyne
  • Captain William Colmore
  • Captain Gamaliel Purefoy
  • Captain Mathew Randle
  • Captain Samuel Ward
  • Captain [] Brownsell

Strength

  • July 1645: 70 Officers 568 men

See Also

1) CSPD 1641-43 p395