Sir William Ogle’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceProtestant
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir William Ogle
Nicholas Mynne
Area RaisedEngland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesInchiquin 1642-3

Later Colonel Nicholas Mynne’s Regiment of Foot

Regiment of foot raised for service in Ireland, returning to England in 1643 to fight for the Royalists

Service History

1642

  • Raised
  • May: Shipped to Munster1)

1643

  • November: Return to England
  • November: Skirmish at Wooton under Edge

1644

  • February: Skirmish at Painswick Church
  • April: Defence of Newent
  • May: Defence of Monmouth
  • August: Skirmish at Redmarley

Notes

Raised by Ogle for service in Ireland, they returned to England in 1643 under Mynne's command. Mynne’s foot were assigned to Vavasour’s force opposing Massey at Gloucester. It’s possible that Mynne's regiments was combined into Vavasour's. The regiment appear to have been destroyed at Redmarley by Massey, though perhaps the survivors continued to serve under Vavasour.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment were issued suits of clothes at Bristol, supplied by Thomas Bushell2).

Contemporary Documents

“And it is most true that those three Regiments which the King and Parliament sent over for this Province, under the commaund of Sir Charles Vavasor, Sir John Paulett and Sir William Ogle, are soe lessened, wakened and made unserviceable by fluxes, small pox, feavers, and with long marches and lyeing upon the cold ground, as we are not able out of these 3 regiments to draw into the field 1200 able and serviceable men; death and sickness having reduced them to sioe weake condition.” Earl of Cork to speaker of the House of Commons 25/08/423)

Notable Officers

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

Sir William Ogle

Colonel Nicholas Mynne

Mynne had previously served as Lt Col of Sir Charles Vavasour’s Regiment of Foot in Ireland. He was kiled at Redmarley.

Strength

  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men4)

See Also

1) An English army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press
2) Original research by Victor Judge aka '1642'
3) Grosart (ed) The Lismore Papers 2nd series vol 5 (1888) p105
4) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press