Sir Fulk Hunck’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceProtestant
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Fulk Hunck
Coat Colour
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmonde 1642-3
Byron 1643-4

Regiment that was raised for service in Ireland, returned to Britain in late 1643 and fought for the Royalists

Service History

1642

  • Spring: Raised in England, mainly from Yorkshire
  • June: Arrive at Dublin1)

1643

  • November: Shipped to Mostyn, Flintshire
  • November to December: Siege of Hawarden Castle
  • December: Second Battle of Middlewich

1644

  • January: Siege of Nantwich
  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • February: In Garrison at Wrexham
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • July: Skirmish at Oswestry
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle

1645

  • February: Loss of Shrewsbury??
  • June: Battle of Naseby

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press.

Sir Fulk Hunck

Briefly Governor of Shrewsbury. John Bucknall of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury deposed that when the Parliament forces came against Shrewsbury Huncke told the inhabitants to remove their goods. He ordered diverse homes to be pulled down unless the inhabitants would defend it.

Officer Lists

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

In Ireland, muster taken 1641(2?)

  • Colonel Sir Fulke Hunckes
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Tillier
  • Sargeant Major (Edmund) Hammond
  • Captain (Anthony) Greene
  • Captain Lord Brabazon
  • Captain William Maxey
  • Captain Charles Scrymshire
  • Captain (Sir Dudley) Loftus
  • Captain Edward Maria Wingfield

Mustered 1643 in Ireland

  • Colonel Sir Fulke Hunckes
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Tillier
  • Sargeant Major Edward Hammond
  • Captain Edward Lord Brabazon
  • Captain Sir Dudley Loftus
  • Captain Robert Baynbrigge
  • Captain Nicholas Lytcott
  • Captain Anthony Greene
  • Captain Charles Scrymshire
  • Captain Lieutenant Christopher Hawley
  • Lieutenant William Williar to Capt. Anth. Greene
  • Lieutenant George Betts to Capt. Skrymsher
  • Lieutenant John Smith to Lt. Col. Tillier
  • Lieutenant John Miller to Sgnt. Maj. Hammond
  • Lieutenant James Killingworth to Capt. Lord Brabazon
  • Lieutenant Thomas Collins to Capt. Sir Dud. Loftus
  • Lieutenant Hugh Polden to Capt. Baynbrigge
  • Lieutenant Thomas Phillips to Capt. Lytcott
  • Ensign Thomas Welsted to Col. Hunckes
  • Ensign William Boone to Lt. Col. Tillier
  • Ensign John Harrington to Sgnt. Maj. Hammond
  • Ensign Peregrine Tyringham to Capt. Lord Brabazon
  • Ensign Thomas Archibald to Capt. Sir Dud. Loftus
  • Ensign John Godsclue to Capt. Baynbrigge
  • Ensign Humphry Lewes to Capt. Greene
  • Ensign Henry Churne to Capt. Lytcott
  • Ensign Lewes Dringe to Capt. Skrymsher
  • Quartermaster James Currey

The Regiment in England

Quite a number of changes had taken place in personnel.

  • Colonel Sir Fulke Hunckes
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Hammond
  • Sargeant Major Theodore Morris
  • Sargeant Major Edmund Hammond (Sgt. Maj. when captured at Battle of Nantwich)
  • Captain Aston
  • Captain Robert Bambrigg/Baynbridge
  • Captain George Betts
  • Captain Lewis Dring
  • Captain Thomas Caulins/Collins
  • Captain Nicholas Lydcott
  • Captain William Spotswood
  • Captain Spotswood
  • Captain William Willier
  • Lieutenant Lewis Dring
  • Lieutenant Hugh Poulden
  • Lieutenant Perryn
  • Lieutenant Rewes
  • Lieutenant William Spotswood
  • Ensign Richard Jackson
  • Ensign John Godsclue
  • Ensign Humphrey Lewis
  • Ensign Lewis Roberts
  • Ensign Smith
  • Ensign Peregrine Tyringham

Contemporary References

Quartering in Chirk

To the High Constables of the Hundred of Chirk and to either of them Forasmuchas 400 foote souldiers of Colonell Hunckes his Regiment by speciall order of the Lord Byrons be in garrison at the Towne of Wrexham for the defence of this countie and are to have free quarter and twelve pence apiece every weeke the charge whereof amounted to above one hundred and twentie pounds and for payment to bee maintained by the Hundred of Bromfielf, Yale and Chirk in pursuance whereof wee have granted warrants to leavie and your proportion being fourty pounds is to bee leavied by you. These are therefore in his Majesties name to charge and..

this 24th day of February 1643(4)

===The London Post 1st-8th April 1645 200 Horse of Major Smithsons & 4 score Dragoons of Col. Westalls & Col. Lasells fell upon the enemy at Ridmore not far from Bolton,killed some and took Captain Bambrigg,Governor of the Castle & 47 more.

This is in fact Redmire and Bolton Castle,Yorkshire.

This may or may not be the same Captain Bambrigg but the note can be moved or deleted.

Lord Scroope was mentioned as keeping Bolton Castle in the previous London Post 25th March to 1st April 1645.

Strength

  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men2)
  • November 1643: 400 men shipped to Flintshire

Mustered at Dublin 29th November 1642

Sir Fulke Hunckes' regiment :—

  • Sir Fulke Huncks, colonell, 96
  • Captaine Edward Maria Wingfield, 42
  • Total = 138.

See Also

1) An English army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press
2) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press