Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Fairfax
Sydenham Poyntz
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesFairfax 1642-5
Poyntz 1645

Later Colonel General Sydenham Poyntz’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Northern Association

Service History

1642

1643

1644

  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York

1645

  • March: Battle of Pontefract

1646

1647

  • July: Still serving in the Northern Association, the regiment elect agitators

Notes

It’s most likely that Poyntz took over the regiment when Lord Fairfax laid down his command of the Northern Association after the Self-Denying Ordinance.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax

Sydenham Poyntz

Officer List

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Holman (16/11/42 - 16/10/43 when he became Colonel of his own regiment)1)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Francis Wren (Capt 18/11/42, Major 12/01/43, Lt Col 27/10/43 - 10/05/44. Then became a Colonel of Horse).2)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Fairfax (13/12/44 - 24/01/46)3)
  • Captain Todd (Arrears owing for service under “Col Thomas Fairfax”)4)
  • Captain Bacon (Arrears owing for service under “Col Thomas Fairfax”)5)
  • Captain Johnson (Arrears owing for service under “Col Thomas Fairfax”)6)

Strength

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/266/pt3/35 his commissions are N.A. SP28/266/pt3/42-44
2) N.A. SP28/266/pt2/19-20
3) N.A. SP28/49/24-5
4) , 5) , 6) N.A. E121/5/7