Colonel Thomas Ceeley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1647
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Ceeley
Area RaisedDorset
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Parliamentarian regiment of foot based at Lyme Regis

Service History


  • January: Loss of Axminster (det)
  • April to June: Besieged at Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel?
  • November: Storm of Axminster?
  • November: Repulsed from Chideock Castle
  • December: Relief of Taunton


  • April: Siege of Wellington?
  • May: Relief of Taunton
  • October to April 1646: Siege of Exeter?


  • March to August: Siege of Pendennis Castle
  • March to April: Siege of St Michael’s Mount



Men and officers from the regiment formed the basis of Colonel Richard Townsend's Regiment of Foot raised at the end of 1646 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

Colonel Thomas Ceeley

Governor of Lyme Regis

Officer List

  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Townsend (previously Captain and Major)
  • Major Peter Ceeley
  • Captain Robert Phare (04/06/44 - 01/10/46)
  • Captain John Lea (31/07/44 - 24/04/47)
  • Captain Thomas Northcott (29/06/44 - 20/07/45)


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