Colonel Samuel Jones’ Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSamuel Jones
John Fielder
Area RaisedLondon
Surrey
Hampshire
Coat ColourGreen
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-4
Garrison

Later Colonel John Fielder’s Regiment of Foot. Also known as the Farnham Greencoats

Parliamentarian regiment of foot in garrison at Farnham with detachments sent to serve under Waller

Service History

1643

  • February: Commissioned to be raised
  • April: Guard Chilworth and Guildford
  • July: Garrison Reigate and Betchworth Castle
  • Garrison of Farnham Castle
  • September: Relief of Gloucester (2 coy)
  • November: Siege of Basing House (4 coy)
  • November: Siege of Basing House (4 coy)
  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December: Storm of Alton Church (4 coy)
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel (det)

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton (4-6 coy under Lt Col Jeremy Baines)
  • June: Skirmish at Odiham (det)
  • June to November: Siege of Basing House (2 coy)
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge (4-5 coy?)
  • September: Fail to prevent relief of Basing House
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury (2 coy)

1645

  • April: Fielder takes over
  • August to October: Siege of Basing House (det of 100)
  • October: Storm of Basing House (det of 100)
  • November to March 1646: Siege of Donnington Castle

1646

  • March: Taking of Donnington Castle
  • April: Disbanded

Notes

There is an article on the regiment online at Colonel Samuel Jones' Regiment.

Two companies sent attached to Springate’s to relief of Gloucester, but shipped back via Portsmouth so not in Essex's army at First Newbury.

March 1645 Jones resigns commission and Fielder takes over, the regiment is reduced to four companies at this time.

Flags and Coats

Green coats. White flags, design unknown 2).

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 Samuel Jones

Colonel John Fielder

Strength

  • February 1643: 1200 commissioned to be raised
  • April 1643: 500 men
  • 810 men at maximum strength
  • March 1645: 4 companies
  • October 1645: 5 companies

See Also

Samuel Jones' Regiment are re-enacted by the Sealed Knot Col. Samuel Jones' Regiment of Foote

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