Lord Paulet’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Paulet
Sir Richard Cholmondly
Thomas Walker
Area RaisedWest Country
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMaurice 1643-4
Goring 1645

Later Sir Richard Cholmondly’s Regiment of Foot, then Colonel Thomas Walker’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist West Country Regiment of Foot serving with Prince Maurice’s forces

Service History

1643

  • May: Paulet commissioned colonel
  • June to September: Siege of Exeter
  • July: Skirmish at Topsham

1644

  • January: Taking of Axminster
  • March: Siege of Hemioch Castle
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel

1645

  • July: Battle of Langport

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Lord Paulet

John Paulet, 1st Baron Paulet or Poulett, not to be confused with his son Sir John Paulet, who led an Irish regiment in the Oxford army. As he was in his sixties, he soon passed the regiment on to Cholmondly.

Sir Richard Cholmondly

Sir Richard married Paulet's youngest daughter, governed Axminster and was killed in action in 1644.

Colonel Thomas Walker

Commanded after Cholmondly was killed.

Strength

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