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Sir John Beaumont’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Beaumont
John Godfrey
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford

Later Colonel John Godfrey's Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot of the Oxford Army, later serving on the Welsh Marches

Service History

1642

  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • October: Siege of Banbury

1643

  • January: Standoff at Cirencester
  • May: Besieged in Worcester
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: Beaumont killed in action
  • October: Battle of Wem and Leigh Bridge

1644

  • June: Besieged at Tewkesbury

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

They were issued 29 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Sir John Beaumont

Sir John Beaumont, Second Baronet killed in action September 1643

John Godfrey

Godfrey was also killed in action, during Massey's storm of Tewkesbury

Strength

See Also

1) Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395