Colonel Robert Butler’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRobert Butler
Area RaisedDevon
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Parliamentarian regiment of foot based at Hemioch Castle, then Wareham, later serving in Ashley-Cooper’s Brigade

Service History

1644

  • March: Besieged at Hemioch Castle
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel??
  • August: Garrison Wareham
  • December: Relief of Taunton

1645

  • Garrison of Wareham

1646

  • Garrison of Wareham
  • Skirmish at Wareham

Notes

Coats and Flags

Jordan's company received 50 muskets 50 pairs of Bandileers and 30 firelocks (N.A. SP28/266/part3/59)

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in 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

Colonel Robert Butler

Officer List

  • Lieutenant Colonel James Heane (10/12/44 - 05/05/45 also had a troop of horse)
  • Major Thomas Jordan (Captain 01/09/44 Major 26/01/46 - 01/07/46)

Contemporary References

Garrison of Wareham, 19th August 16441)

  • Governor: Robert Butler Esquire
  • Horse: ”…One of those Five Troops of Horse already raised in the County of Dorsett…under the Command of the Governor.”
  • Foot: “Three Hindred Foot, One Company whereof to be under the Command of the Governor, and the other Two Companies under Two Captains, to be chosen by the committees…”
  • Also, at this time, Colonel Owen's Regiment of Foot was in this Garrison.

Strength

  • March 1644: 130 foot at surrender of Hemioch Castle
  • April 1644: Garrison of Wareham intended to be 300 foot

See Also

1) Journals of the House of Lords VI 677