Colonel Francis Lovelace’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelFrancis Lovelace
Area RaisedSouth Wales?
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Field ArmiesGerard 1644

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving as part of Charles Gerard’s forces in South-West Wales and garrison of Carmarthen

Service History


  • May: Besieged in Worcester??


  • June: Storm of Carmarthen?
  • June: Garrison of Carmarthen


  • October: Siege of Carmarthen



Notable Officers

Colonel Francis Lovelace

Francis Lovelace (1621-1675)

Officer List

From original Research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Francis Lovelace
  • Sargeant Major Henry Furnival
  • Captain Thomas Lee
  • Captain Buckly
  • Captain William Lovelace
  • Captain Lieutenant Thomas Andrews
  • Lieutenant Thomas Williams
  • Lieutenant Owen Phillips
  • Ensign George Askew
  • Quartermaster Richard Baxter (I.O. L + W)

Contemporary References

From original Research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

Athenae Oxonienses

Richard Lovelace spent his estate “by furnishing his two brothers Colonel Francis Lovelace and Captain William Lovelace (afterwards slain at Carmarthen) with men and money for the Kings cause, and his other brother called Dudley Posthumus Lovelace with moneys for his maintenance in Holland to study Tacticks and fortification in that school of war.”


Garrison in Carmarthen.

Unfortunately no Parish records or Bishops transcripts for Carmarthen survive covering the Civil War period.

Long ORIGINAL letter Rowland Laugharne P6020164 mentions Lovelace's surrender

Lovelace in Virginia

Francis Lovelace was in Virginia at its surrender to the Parliamentary forces.

From Colonial State Papers.

May 1652 Petition of Colonel Francis Lovelace to the Council of State.

That petit', according to Articles for surrender of Virginia, was [appointed] to give account to the late King of Scots, wheresoever he were, of the reduction of said Colony, and being appointed by the Commissioners authorized by Parliament to make his repair to said king. Prays their honor's order for a pass into France where hesupposeth said king to be, or else- where,

1652, May 10. Pass by the Commissioners on behalf the Commonwealth of England for reducing the Colony of Virginia to her due obedience for Colonel Francis Lovelace with his servant, and necessaries to repair to the late king of Scots and to return without any let or molestation, “we having engaged the honor of the Parliament of England for fulfilling the Capitulations agreed upon between us amongst which this is one.”

Signed in the name of the Keepers of the liberty of the Commonwealth of England by Ric. Bennett and Wm. Claiborne with their Seals.


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