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Colonel James Carr’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJames Carr
Area RaisedSouth East
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


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


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


  • Garrison of Plymouth


  • January to June?: Garrison of Plymouth


Carr’s regiment of the Southern Association were probably not completed, so were disbanded in March 1644. 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.


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 2).

Notable Officers

Colonel James Carr

Officer Lists

First Regiment

  • Captain Thomas Catterell (29/08/43 - 10/04/44)

Second Regiment


See Also

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

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846