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Earl of Northampton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Colonel2nd Earl of Northampton
3rd Earl of Northampton
Area RaisedWarwickshire
Coat Colourunknown
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesOxford 1642

Royalist regiment of foot raised in 1642 and serving with the Oxford Army, then in Banbury Garrison

Service History


  • July: Standoff at Kineton Heath
  • August: Taking of Banbury
  • August: Siege of Warwick Castle
  • August: Battle of Southam
  • October: Quartered at Bramley
  • October: Siege of Banbury
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Garrison of Banbury


  • Garrison of Banbury
  • May: Skirmish at Middleton Cheney
  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • September: Attempt on Leicester


  • June: Besieged at Compton Wynyates (det)
  • August: Skirmish at Canons Ashby
  • August to October: Besieged at Banbury Castle



  • January to May: Besieged at Banbury Castle
  • May: Surrender at Banbury Castle


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Second Earl of Northampton

Spencer Compton, Second Earl of Northampton, killed at Hopton Heath in March 1643.

Third Earl of Northampton

James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton inherited the Earldom and his father's regiments. Until 1643 he was titled Lord Compton.

Sir William Compton

Sir William Compton third son of the second Earl of Northampton and governor of Banbury during the First Civil War, despite being only eighteen years old at the start of the war.


See Also

The Earl of Northampton's regiment are re-enacted by The Earl of Northampton's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.