Sir Michael Earnley’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsIrish Confederate War
First Civil War
ColonelSir Michael Earnley
Coat Colour
Area RaisedEngland
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


  • Spring: Raised in England
  • June: Arrive in Ireland1)
  • Garrison of Dublin


  • November: Shipped to Mostyn, Flintshire reinforced by a detachment of Lord Ranelagh’s Regiment of Foot
  • November to December: Siege of Hawarden Castle
  • December: Storm of Barthomley Church?
  • December: Second Battle of Middlewich


  • January: Siege of Nantwich
  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • March: Skirmish at Lilleshall?
  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • May: Storm of Bolton
  • June: Siege of Liverpool
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Siege of Montgomery Castle
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle
  • Garrison of Shrewsbury


  • February: Loss of Shrewsbury
  • October: Garrison of Bridgenorth (1 coy)


  • March to April: Besieged at Bridgenorth (1 coy)


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 Michael Earnley

Officer Lists

Sir Michaell Ernleyes regiment 2)

  • Colonel Sir Michaell Erneley
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Gibbs
  • Serjeant Major Barnard Astley,
  • Captain Sir William Bronckar
  • Captain Henry Bertie
  • Captain Daniell Nicholls
  • Captain Francis Ranger
  • Captain Francis King
  • Captain Thomas Long.


  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men3)
  • November 1642: 400 men shipped to Flintshire

See Also

1) An English army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
3) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press