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Major General James Lothian’s Company and Regiment of Foot

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJames Lothian
Area RaisedCheshire
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Field ArmiesBrereton 1645-6

Parliamentarian foot serving with Brereton’s Cheshire forces

Service History


  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • September to February 1646: Siege of Chester


  • February to January 1647 Siege of Holt Castle (Company)
  • March to July Siege of Lichfield (Regiment)


Despite Lothian being Major General in command of the foot of Sir William Brereton’s army in 1645, he appears to have only raised this single company of foot, from Broxton hundred in Cheshire. However in 1646 he was given command of a composite regiment of Foot made up from companies drawn from the various Cheshire regiments, which was sent to besiege Lichfield. His own company was not included in this regiment and was instead sent to block up Holt Castle on the Welsh border.

The Regiment was made up of the following Companies

  • Major William Daniell
  • Capt Anthony Booth and Capt John Leadbeater (combined)
  • Capt John Rathbone
  • Capt Thomas Walley
  • Capt Simon Finch (firelocks)
  • Capt Godfrey Gimbert (firelocks)
  • Capt Hugh Birtles
  • Capt Edward Glegg
  • Capt Thomas Monke

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Major General James Lothian


A single company

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