Colonel John Baynes’ Regiment of Foot

ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelJohn Baynes
Area RaisedIsle of Man
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesDerby 1651

Royalist Manx foot fighting at Wigan Lane in the Third Civil War

Service History


  • Raised on the Isle of Man
  • August: Shipped to Lancashire (15th)1)
  • August: March from Warrington to Preston (21st)
  • August: Battle of Wigan Lane (25th)


Perhaps a single large company, Baynes also led some troops of horse at Wigan Lane. The Manxmen quickly surrendered to Lilburne after the defeat of the Royalist horse at Wigan Lane.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Baynes

Taken prisoner at Wigan Lane


  • 250 Manx foot on arrival in Lancashire

See Also

1) Terribly Obscure Battles of the English Civil War 1. Wigan Lane, 25th August 1651 by Stuart Reid in English Civil War Notes and Queries Issue 1, pp 3-4, Eds. David Ryan & Hawk Norton, Jan 1984