Colonel John Robinson’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643-1645
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Robinson
Coat Colour
Area RaisedDenbighshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

North Welsh regiment of Foot

Service History

1643

  • November: Battle of Holt Bridge?
  • November: Defence of Holt Castle?
  • November to December: Siege of Hawarden Castle?

1644

1645

  • February: Skirmish at Beeston Castle
  • March: Relief of Beeston Castle?

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel John Robinson

In the First Civil War John Robinson (1617-1681) raised a foot regiment for the King from Denbighshire. In 1648 he appears to have been in command of the Trained Bands of Northern Anglesey and declared for the King in the North Wales uprising. After Royalist forces were defeated at Beaumaris Robinson “thought it safer to commit himself to the mercy of the sea in a cock boat than to trust to Mytton's favour, and after a day and a night rowing arrived safe in the Isle of Man”.

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