Sir Jonathan Atkins’ Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1645?
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelsSir Jonathan Atkins
Area RaisedCumbria?
Coat ColourUnknown
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist infantry regiment that served as the garrison of Naworth Castle in the First Civil War

Service History

  • Garrison of Naworth Castle


Garrison of Naworth Castle in Cumbria, little is known of the history of this regiment.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Colonel Sir Jonathan Atkins

Jonathan Atkins (c. 1610-1703) was from Henderskelf in Yorkshire. He married Mary Howard, the eldest daughter of Sir William Howard and Mary Eure of Naworth Castle, on 17 November 1642 and commanded the Castle’s garrison. After the Restoration he was appointed Governor of Guernsey then Governor of Barbados.

Officer List

  • Colonel Jonathon Atkins1)
  • Sargeant Major John Errington
  • Captain Robert Wincheppe I.O. L + W
  • Lieutenant Thomas Motteshed I.O. L + W to Sgnt. Maj. J. Errington

Contemporary References

Leeds Castle collection To Sir Thomas Fairfax from David Leslie

My honor, my best affection of love with my humble respects remembered…. that my Lord would be pleased (as I desired in my last to his Lordship) to grant me a passe for Coll. Atkins which I did promise unto him at the surrender of Nawarth Castle.

Dalston Hall 17th Januarie 1645(6)


See Also

1) From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642