Sir Richard Houghton’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Richard Houghton
Area RaisedStaffordshire
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Parliamentarian foot forming garrison of Burton on Trent

Service History


  • May 10th: Houghton commissioned in London.
  • May 24th: Regiment raised in Staffordshire to a strength of 400+ men
  • July 6th: Burton on Trent stormed by Royalists, Houghton taken prisoner, regiment dispersed.


  • Easter day: Houghton released, claim for pay ends.


Houghton's accounts are at N.A. SP28/267/Part4/101-114

Flags and Equipment

Houghton purchased colours, swordbelts and a surgeon's chest in London.

Notable Officers

Sir Richard Houghton

Sir Richard Houghton was a Parliamentarian son of a Royalist father, Sir Gilbert Houghton.

Officer List

  • Colonel Sir Richard Houghton
    • Captain(-Lieutenant?) Edward Downes (mentioned several times in Houghton's accounts but not in the muster roll so may well have been the Captain-Lieutenant.)
  • Lieutenant Colonel [Thomas Sanders]
  • Captain Henry Stone
  • Captain Hall
  • Captain Withers
  • Captain Daniel Watson
  • Captain Hunt

Also (not in this muster)


446 men in 7 companies.

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