Sir Thomas Staples’ Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1643
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelSir Thomas Staples
Area RaisedLondonderry
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

English foot serving as the garrison of Londonderry in 1642

Service History


  • May: Staples ordered to raise 400 men for the garrison of Londonderry1)



The Londonderry garrison in May 1642 also included Sir John Vaughan's “Old” Company of Foot “which was to be made up to a full one hundred”. The regiment was seemingly merged with various independent companies in 1643 to form Lord Folliot's Regiment of Foot

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the Londonderry Garrison's officers is shown in Army List of the Ulster British Forces, 1642-1646. by Kevin Forkan. Archivium Hibernicum, Vol. 59 (2005), pp. 51-65 available via JSTOR. A list of the garrison's officers is also shown in An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press.

Sir Thomas Staples

Sir Thomas Staples of Lissan and Faughanvale

Officer List

  • Sir Thomas Staples, Kt & bt
  • Mr Thomas Newberry as Captain
  • Captain Tristram Beresford as Captain
  • Captain Jasper Hartwell as Captain


  • 1641-2: 100 men newly raised in Ulster2)
  • May 1642: Ordered to raise 400 men in 4 companies
  • 1642: Londonderry Garrison 500 strong3)

See Also

1) Journals of the House of Commons II 563
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