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
  • October: Shipped to Minehead and Bristol

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: Battle of Langport (det)
  • September to October: Besieged at Winchester?

Notes

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

Part of the regiment might 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 Bushell2).

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 25/08/423)

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
  • October 1644: 4 or 500 men

See Also

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