Sir John Mill’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Mill
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of foot in garrison at Christchurch

Service History


  • Garrison of Christchurch
  • April: Loss of Christchurch


See also Sir John Mill’s Regiment of Horse, also in garrison at Christchurch

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir John Mill

Sir John Mill, 1st Baronet. Sir John Mill had 4 sons living at the time of the Civil war; John, killed during the Civil Wars, Richard, Lewkenor and Edward.

Officer List

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

  • Colonel Sir John Mill
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Pawlett
  • Sargeant Major William Abarrow (Of Charford, Hampshire, previously Capt in Trained Band 1) )
  • Captain Miles Hitchcock
  • Captain Lewkenor Mill
  • Captain John Mill
  • Lieutenant Villiers Philpott to Lt. Col. Pawlett
  • Ensign Matthew Combe

Contemporary References

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

Captain Hitchcock

Petition of Katherine Hitchcock,widow. Ye Petitioners husband, Captain Miles Hitchcock faithfully served ye late Royal Father of ever blessed memory, being commanded out of Oxford on a party, he was desperately wounded, taken prisoner and died of the same wounds.

‘I certify Miles Hitchcock of St Martin in the Fields was a Captain of a Company of Foot in the Regiment of Sir John Mill and had a real command of souldiers according to his commission. Commanded out upon a party he was wounded and carried to Cowdray House (Lord Montagues) in Sussex whereof soon after died.’

12.7.1662 Richard Hastings, Horatio Cary.

William Pawlett

The examination of William Pawlett taken upon oath

Saith that he the deponent being a Lieut. Colonell under Sir John Mill Governor of Christchurch in the said County for ye King against ye Parliament which was in ye yeare 1642 about four months before Cheriton Battell at that time Villiers Phillpott of Barton Peverill in ye said County of Southton Esq. was a Lieut. of a Foote Company under the deponent for the King and performed his duty therein. And further this deponent saith that about a weeke after Cheriton Battell the said Garrison of Christchurch was taken by Sir Wm Waller for ye Parliament in which Garrison this deponent and ye said Mr Vililers Philpott and others of quality were taken prisoner and sent up to London and ye said Villiers Philpott and this deponent were committed prisoners to Lambeth house where we remained about six months and then were exchanged-and the said Villiers Philpott after he was exchanged went to Winchester and there served for ye King until it was taken by Lieut. Generall Cromwell.


  • 400 foot at Christchurch according to Waller

See Also

1) Newman 1