Sir John Paulet’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceProtestant
Royalist
ConflictsConfederate War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Paulet
Area RaisedEngland
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesInchiquin 1642-3
Hopton 1644
Oxford 1644-5

English regiment of foot raised for service in Ireland, returning in 1644 to serve with Hopton and the Oxford Army

Service History

1642

  • Spring: Raised in England
  • May: Shipped to Munster1)
  • Serving under Inchiquin in Munster
  • September: Battle of Liscarroll

1643

  • Serving in Munster
  • Garrison of Kinsale
  • October: Shipped to Minehead and Bristol, while part of the regiment remains at Kinsale under Lt Col Brockett

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

  • April: Storm of Ledbury
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • July: Recruited in Wales
  • July: Battle of Langport (det)
  • September to October: Besieged at Winchester?

Notes

Not to be confused with Lord Paulet’s regiment of foot.

Quite a few foot Regiments that fought at Naseby were subsequently re-recruited in Wales from July 1645, including William Murray’s, Appleyard’s Tillier’s, John Pawlett’s, Sir Jacob Astley’s, Duke of York’s, King’s Lifeguard, Sir Henry Bard’s, Sir Bernard Astley’s, Robert Broughton's and Lisle’s2).

Part of the regiment appears to have remained in Ireland at Kinsale under Lt Col Brocket, who later joined Inchiquin in opposing the cessation and declaring for Parliament. By 1646 he led Colonel William Brockett’s Regiment of Foot in Inchiquin's army.

Coats and Flags

The regiment were issued suits of clothes at Bristol, supplied by Thomas Bushell3).

Contemporary Documents

“And it is most true that those three Regiments which the King and Parliament sent over for this Province, under the commaund of Sir Charles Vavasor, Sir John Paulett and Sir William Ogle, are soe lessened, wakened and made unserviceable by fluxes, small pox, feavers, and with long marches and lyeing upon the cold ground, as we are not able out of these 3 regiments to draw into the field 1200 able and serviceable men; death and sickness having reduced them to sioe weake condition.” Earl of Cork to speaker of the House of Commons 25/08/424)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press.

Sir John Paulet

Sir John Paulet, or Poulett, succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Paulet in 1649.

Strength

  • 1642: 1000 men
  • May 1642: 460 men arrive at Kinsale (could be part or all of regiment)
  • October 1644: 4 or 500 men

See Also

1) An English army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press
2) from original research by Victor Judge, BCW user 1642
3) Original research by Victor Judge aka '1642'
4) Grosart (ed) The Lismore Papers 2nd series vol 5 (1888) p105