Sir John Redman’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Redman
Thomas Wheatley
Area RaisedNorth
Coat Colour
Flag ColourRed?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643-4
Oxford 1645

Later Colonel Thomas Wheatley’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot serving in the North in garrison at Pontefract, then following the King to Newark

Service History

1643

  • September to October: Siege of Hull?

1644

  • Redman hands over to Wheatley and retires
  • December to March 1645: Besieged at Pontefract

1645

  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • March to July: Besieged at Pontefract
  • August: Storm of Huntingdon
  • May: Besieged at Welbeck Abbey
  • November to May 1646: Besieged at Newark

1646

  • Surrender at Newark

Notes

Flags

When King Charles drew out 250 garrison foot of Frescheville's and Wheatley's regiments in August 1645 Symonds noted the combined unit carried four blue and one red flag. As Wheatley's men seem to have been in the minority this implies they carried the red flag.

Notable Officers

Sir John Redman

Died of tuberculosis soon after retiring from the regiment.

Colonel Thomas Wheatley

Strength

See Also

1) British Library Harleian Ms 911