Sir John Redman’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
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


  • September to October: Siege of Hull?


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


  • 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


  • Surrender at Newark


Apparently Redman also led at least one troop of horse, see examination of his cornet below.


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

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Cornet Beaumont aka Harby


Examination of Richard Harby of Egremont Cumberland whose actual name is Rice Beaumont. Cornet under Command of Colonel Sir John Redman Governor of Pontefract Castle, then Marshall to him. Later Quartermaster to Sir William Huddleston of Millom Castle.


See Also

1) British Library Harleian Ms 911