Sir Henry Vaughan’s Regiment of Foot

Later, Colonel Henry Vaughan's Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Vaughan
Henry Vaughan
Area RaisedWest Wales
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-5

Royalist regiment of foot from West Wales serving with the Oxford Army

Service History


  • December: Raised in West Wales


  • January: Arrive at Oxford; Col Henry Vaughan is knighted
  • April: Issued powder from Oxford
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Sir Henry Vaughan returns to Wales as Major General to the Earl of Carbery, this regiment passes to his son, Henry Vaughan.


  • March: Battle of Cheriton (det)
  • April: Mustered at Aldbourne Chase
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


  • April: Skirmish at Bampton in the Bush where the Regiment was almost entirely captured.
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby


The Earl Carbery raised two regiments of foot in West Wales, this one was sent to reinforce the Oxford army under Carbery's uncle, Sir Henry Vaughan senior, later passing to Henry Vaughan junior, Sir Henry's son. The other Earl of Carbery’s Regiment of Foot seems to have remained in Wales. Some information might refer to either or both of these regiments and it's probable that some officers served in both regiments.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan junior Son of Sir Henry, he also fought in the Second Civil War and was captured at Tenby in 1648. Confusingly the younger Henry was knighted in 1661.

Officer Lists

A list of those registered under him in 1660 I.O. together with personal research1)

  • Colonel Sir Henry Vaughan
  • Colonel Henry Vaughan
  • Governor John Gwyn (3)
  • Colonel David Gwyn (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Williams Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Vaughan (7) (Son of Sir Henry, later Colonel)
  • Sargeant Major Gwyn Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Edward Bradshaw (1)
  • Captain John Bradshaw (1)
  • Captain Arnold Butler (1) + (2)
  • Captain John Butler (1)
  • Captain Francis Edmunds (1)
  • Captain John Floyd I.O. Carm.
  • Captain Walter Floyd (4)
  • Captain David Gwyn (6) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Thomas Jones I.O. Carm.
  • Captain Thomas Jones I.O. Carm.
  • Captain George Lewis (3)
  • Captain William Marychurch(1) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Thomas Methill(3)
  • Captain John Price (1)
  • Captain William Sheales (4) Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Robert Fisher (4) I.O. Carm. to Capt. Walter Floyd
  • Lieutenant David Floyd I.O. Carm. to Lt. Col. Williams
  • Lieutenant Francis Haberly I.O. Salop.
  • Ensign Maurice Davies I.O. Pemb. to Capt Marychurch
  • Ensign Daniel Donne I.O. Carm. to Capt. Arn. Butler
  • Ensign Griffith Gwyn I.O. Carm. to Sgnt. Maj. Gwyn
  • Ensign Benjamin Howel I.O. Carm. To Capt. Sheales
  • Ensign Hugh Lewis I.O. Radnor.
  • Ensign John Merrick (2) I.O. Pemb.
  • Ensign Thomas Williams I.O. Carm. to Capt. Gwyn
  • Quartermaster William Beale (5)

Captured at Bampton in the Bush

This is a list of Officers captured at Bampton in the Bush, some of whom were probably of Lisle's Regiment.

  • Colonel Sir Henry Vaughan
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Littleton,
  • Sargeant Major Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Captain Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Captain Powell
  • Captain Lewis
  • Captain Webster
  • Captain Lister
  • Lieutenant John Butler
  • Lieutenant Robert Stapleton
  • Lieutenant George Johnson
  • Lieutenant David Benion
  • Lieutenant Edward Philips
  • Lieutenant Griffin Guin
  • Lieutenant John Clerk
  • Lieutenant Luke Joanes
  • Ensign Edward Davinport poss ex-Fittons
  • Ensign Robert Androve
  • Ensign Hugh Lewis
  • Ensign Thomas Powell
  • Ensign John Griffith
  • Ensign Henry Hayward
  • Ensign Edward Latimer
  • Ensign William Blitheman

A Thomas Jones was 'slaine near Leicester' in the Kings service and he had left documents in a satchell with Col. John Bodvel,Governor of Carnarvon which his son was trying to recover. His son was also Thomas Jones. SP19.159.43


  • April 1644: 207 at Reading
  • April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 6 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 5 Ensigns, 6 Gentlemen, 13 Sergeants, 17 Corporals, 12 Drummers, 195 Soldiers 2)

See Also

The regiment are re-enacted by Sir Henry Vaughan's Company of the Sealed Knot.

1) Research by Victor Judge aka 1642
2) British Library Harleian ms 986.