Sir William Lewis’ Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Lewis
William Jephson
Richard Norton
Area RaisedSussex
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Later Colonel William Jephson’s Regiment of Foot, then Colonel Richard Norton’s Regiment of Foot

Regiment of foot raised for First Civil War, forming part of the Southern Association under Sir William Waller

Service History


  • August to September: Siege of Portsmouth
  • September: Siege of Southsea Castle?
  • Garrison of Portsmouth
  • December: Siege of Chichester (detachment?)


  • March: Skirmish at Romney
  • May: Jephson takes over
  • June to August: Siege of Wareham
  • August to November: Siege of Basing House


  • May: Norton takes over
  • May: Skirmish at Langford House?
  • August: Jephson authorised to raise a regiment of horse for service in Ireland


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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

Sir William Lewis

Sir William Lewis governed Portsmouth from 1642 to 1643.

William Jephson

William Jephson was lieutenant governor of Portsmouth in 1644. Jephson also led a troop of horse from 31/10/44 to 14/05/45.1)

Richard Norton

Richard Norton also became governor of Portsmouth.


See Also

1) N.A. SP28/30/81