Lord Molyneux’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Molyneux
Area RaisedLancashire
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Raised as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire, they alternately served in the North and with the Oxford Army

Service History

1642

  • September: Siege of Manchester
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Garrison of Brill

1643

  • January: Skirmish at Brill
  • January: Defence of Brill
  • March: Storm of Lancaster
  • March: Storm of Preston
  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey
  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury

1644

  • January: Battle of Nantwich

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 1).

Notable Officers

Lord Molyneux

Strength

See Also

The regiment are re-enacted by Sir Richard, Lord Molyneux's Regiment of the Sealed Knot and by Lord Molyneux's.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846