Colonel William Brockett’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646 to 1649
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
Parliamentarian
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelWilliam Brockett
George Monck
Area RaisedEngland?
Munster
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesInchiquin 1646

Munster regiment of foot of Inchiquin’s forces. Briefly (and nominally) under the command of George Monck

Service History

1646

  • January: Serving in Munster

1647

  • April: Brockett removed from command by the Council of War. Replaced by George Monck.1)
  • May: Monck returns to England with Lord Lisle.
  • July: Inchiquin warned against giving regiment back to Brockett “until he is cleared”.2)
  • August: Regiment still refered to as Monck's in pay document.
  • November: Battle of Knocknanuss?

1648

  • October: Brockett governor of Kinsale

1649

  • Serving with Inchiquin for Royalists

Notes

The regiment may have been based on the remainder of Paulet's regiment that had been at Kinsale. It would appear that Brockett fell victim to the infighting between Inchiquin and Lord Lisle.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

William Brockett

b 1588-98—probably before 1595; d 1655. He was probably born at Luton where his father was vicar. He arrived in Ireland as Lieutenant Colonel to Sir John Paulet’s Regiment of Foot and with half the regiment garrisoned Kinsale. In July 1644 he joined Inchiquin in coming out against the Cessation and for Parliament. By January 1646 he is listed as a Colonel. His will of 1655 describes him as of Castle Parke in the County of Corke.

George Monck

Officer List

18th August 1647.3)

  • Colonel's Company
  • Lieutenant Colonel's Company
  • Major Anthony Woodley
  • Captain Harlow
  • Captain Bennett
  • Captain Sallmon
  • QM John Smith

16494)

  • Colonel William Brockett
  • Lieutenant Colonel [Thomas] Dowridge (Dowridge was already a Lt Col in July 1647 and possibly as early as August 1646)
  • Major [Anthony] Woodley
  • Captain Farloe [Harlow?]

Strength

  • August 1647:346 men plus officers (of which 135 were in the colonel's company)5)

See Also

1) HMC Egmont Mss vol 1 p389
2) HMC Egmont Mss vol 1 p428
3) , 5) N.A. SP28/47/177
4) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p217, 220