Colonel James Carr’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJames Carr
Area RaisedSouth East
Plymouth
Coat Colour
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignBlue Devices
Field ArmiesWaller 1643
Essex 1644

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot briefly part of the Southern Association, later re-raised in Plymouth

Service History

1643

  • August: Raised
  • November: Siege of Basing House?
  • December: Storm of Alton Church?
  • December: Siege of Arundel

1644

  • March: Disbanded, possibly reduced into Ralph Weldon's Foot
  • Carr raises a new regiment in Plymouth
  • July: Battle of Horsebridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel

1645

  • Garrison of Plymouth

1646

  • January to June?: Garrison of Plymouth
  • June 15th: Regiment reduced

Notes

Carr’s regiment of the Southern Association was not completed and was disbanded in March 1644.2) After Cheriton Carr was sent to be governor of Plymouth where he raised his regiment of foot successfully this time. Serving at Plymouth and with Essex on the Lostwithiel campaign. Some companies of the new regiment may have been reduced into Birch's foot, but elements of the regiment persisted in the Plymouth garrison into 1646.

Flags

In 1644 Symonds noted Carr's Plymouth regiment carrying 11 yellow flags with blue devices, unfortunately he didn't note the nature of the devices 3).

Notable Officers

Colonel James Carr

A Scots professional soldier.

Officer Lists

First Regiment (In addition to those officers listed by Spring)4)

Second Regiment

Strength

It would appear that in December 1643 despite being very weak and missing a number of captains the regiment still had a 10 company structure.10)

See Also

Carr's regiment are re-enacted by SMG James Carr hys Regiment of the Sealed Knot.

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) N.A. SP28/267/Pt1/112
3) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
4) 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
5) N.A. SP28/267/Pt1/114
6) , 7) , 10) N.A. SP28/144/pt8/8
8) Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007, pp154-5
9) N.A. SP28/265/296