Lord Folliot's Regiment of Foot

Active1641 to 1648
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelThomas Folliott
Area RaisedLondonderry
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Regiment that was raised in Ireland forming the garrison of Londonderry

Service History

1641

  • November: A number of independent companies raised in Londonderry

1642

  • May: Lord Folliott's company in garrison at Dublin1).

1643

  • May? Regimented under Folliott when taken into pay by the Parliament

1644

1645

1646

  • January: Supported by the English Parliament and referred to as 'The Regiment of Derry'
  • September: In garrison at Londonderry

1647

1648

Notes

Three of the regiment's companies were raised in England. Sir Thomas Staples’ Regiment of Foot was probably combined into Lord Folliott's in 1643.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Thomas Folliott, Baron Folliott of Ballyshannon

1613-1697 succeeded his father as second Baron Follott in 1622. Governor of Londonderry until October 1648

Officer List

Winter 1647-8 (N.A. SP28/202/287)

  • Colonel Lord Folliott
    • Captain Lieutenant Thomas Harte?
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major Richard Sampson
  • Captain Robert Thorneton
  • Captain Pitts
  • Captain Henry Vaughan
  • Captain William Pateshall
  • Capt Tristan Berisford
  • Capt Henry Osborne
  • Capt John Kilner
  • Captain Henry Lawson
  • Captain Henry Finch

Strength

Folliott's company mustered 3rd May 1642

  • The Lord Folliott :—Officers, 4 ; pikes, 18 ; musketts, 16 ; unarmed men, 5 = 43. Captain, surgeon, and 1 soldier = 3. In all, 46.

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p134