Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelPrince Maurice
Philip Champernon
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1643
Maurice 1644
Goring 1645
Hopton 1646

Later Colonel Philip Champernon’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist Regiment of Foot raised by Prince Maurice, serving in the West Country

Service History


  • April: Taking of Evesham?
  • April: Skirmish at Little Dean?
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field?
  • June: Skirmish at Glastonbury and Somerton
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Besieged at Devizes
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester (det)
  • August: Skirmish at Torrington?
  • August: Taking of Appledore?
  • September: Siege of Exeter
  • September: Siege of Barnstaple
  • September: Skirmish at Stow on the Wold (det)
  • September: First Battle of Newbury (det)
  • October to December: Siege of Plymouth
  • October: Taking of Dartmouth


  • March: Battle of Cheriton??
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


  • April to May: Siege of Taunton
  • July: Battle of Langport


  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • March: Garrison of Falmouth?
  • March: 100 soldiers of the regiment surrender at Falmouth
  • March: Surrender at Truro


Uncertain whether Maurice had begun to raise the regiment in April 1643 and whether they served in the Ripple Field campaign. A detachment of musketeers was sent to the siege of Gloucester and 1st Newbury as part of George Lisle's commanded musketeers.


Notable Officers

Prince Maurice

Colonel Philip Champernon

Previously Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment under Maurice. Possibly he was the Governor of Falmouth in 1646?

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka. BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Philip Champernon
  • Sargeant Major Robert Warren Ment. I.O
  • Captain Thomas Hutchins I.O. Devon
  • Captain Nicholas Fortescue I.O. Devon
  • Captain John Richardson Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Anthony Sterte (Strut in I.O.) Ment. I.O. (captured at Chappel Fort but later served in Sir Hugh Pollard’s Regiment of Foot)
  • Lieutenant William Hutchins I.O. Devon to Sgnt. Maj. Warren
  • Ensign Josias Campian I.O. Devon
  • Ensign Henry Mostyn I.O. Devon to Capt. Richardson
  • Ensign Robert Ryder I.O. L + W to Capt. Sterte

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka. BCW user '1642'

SP23.208.35 Extract The humble petition of Phillip Champernoone

Sheweth, That your peticioner havinge a command in ye Kinges Army was in Truroe at ye surrender thereof to his Exellencie ye Lord Fairfax, and hath ye Articles thereof, appeares by a Certificate annexed and hath since taken ye Oath and Covenante.

Rec'd the 8th january 1649


Suffer the bearer hereof Colonell Champernoone with his servants, four horses and necessasaries pass to Modbury or elsewhere in ye County of Devon without interrupcion hee having engaged himselfe according to the Treatie att Truro not to beare arms against the Parliament, Given under my hand march 18th 1645 att Truro.


To all Officers and soldiers under my command or in the service of yr Parliament.


Truro 12th March 1645(6) Postscript to a letter.

This morning 100 souldiers of Colonell Champernowns Regiment are come in


100 Officers and souldiers of Colonell Champernowns Regiment, Falmouth by this meanes is ours on that side the Harbour.


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