Lord Byron’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643-1646
CountryIreland
England
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Byron
Area RaisedDublin
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesByron 1644-6

Regiment that was raised for Lord Byron by recruiting in Ireland, serving on York March and in garrison at Chester

Service History

1643

  • Winter: Raised in Dublin

1644

  • March: Shipped to Chester1)
  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • May: Storm of Bolton
  • June: Siege of Liverpool
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August to November: Besieged in Liverpool

1645

  • January: Battle of Chrisleton
  • January to February: Besieged in Chester
  • January to December: Besieged at Lathom House (det)
  • March to September: Besieged in Chester
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath?
  • September to February 1646: Besieged in Chester

1646

  • August: Loss of Conway Town
  • August to November: Besieged at Conway Castle

Notes

In 1645 Napier was recruiting in Ireland and re-enlisted part of the regiment, and Sir Robert Byron’s, who had been shipped back there after surrendering Liverpool.

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).

Lord Byron

Lt Col Thomas Napier

Strength

  • 1644: Perhaps 500 men shipped to Chester

See Also

1) An English Artmy for Ireland Ian Ryder. Partizan Press