Colonel John Venn’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Venn
Area RaisedLondon
Coat ColourGrey lined Yellow
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot that garrisoned Windsor Castle during the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • November: Defence of Windsor Castle

1643

  • Garrison of Windsor Castle

1644

  • July: Siege of Greenland House (det)
  • October: Reduced to 200 soldiers plus 51 officers and others1)

1645

  • Garrison of Windsor Castle

Notes

In July 1644 Lt Col Bradley led 300 foot from Windsor at the siege of Greenland House. In 1645 a number of Venn's officers went to form Colonel John Bradley’s Regiment of Foot which was used to guard London's fortifications.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Wore grey coats lined yellow in October 1642 2).

Notable Officers

John Venn

Christopher Love

Christopher Love, a noted Presbyterian preacher, was chaplain to Venn's regiment at Windsor.

Strength

  • October 1644: Ordered to be reduced to 251 men

See Also

1) Journals of the House of Commons III 681
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846