Colonel Matthew Boynton’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelMatthew Boynton
Area RaisedYorkshire?
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Field ArmiesDerby 1651

Royalist regiment of the Third Civil War, defeated at Wigan Lane

Service History


  • Raised in Yorkshire?
  • August: March from Warrington to Preston (21st) 1)
  • August: Battle of Wigan Lane (25th)


Appears to have included a troop of horse.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Matthew Boynton

Matthew's father, confusingly Sir Matthew Boynton (d. 1647) was a Parliamentarian in the First Civil War, leading Sir Matthew Boynton’s Regiment of Foot. His son joined the Royalists in the Third Civil War and was killed at Wigan Lane.


See Also

1) Terribly Obscure Battles of the English Civil War 1. Wigan Lane, 25th August 1651 by Stuart Reid in English Civil War Notes and Queries Issue 1, pp 3-4, Eds. David Ryan & Hawk Norton, Jan 1984