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Colonel William Godolphin’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelWilliam Godolphin
John Arundell?
Area RaisedCornwall
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Field ArmiesHopton 1643

Later probably commanded by Colonel John Arundell

Royalist Regiment of Foot that was one of the five famous Cornish Regiments of Hopton’s Army

Service History


  • December: Siege of Exeter


  • 19th January: Battle of Braddock Down
  • January: Storm of Saltash
  • January to February: Siege of Plymouth
  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • 23rd April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • 25th April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • 16th May: Battle of Stratton - Left wing, 600 men app
  • July: Skirmish at Monckton Farley
  • 5th July: Battle of Lansdowne
  • 8th - 13th July: Besieged at Devizes
  • 13th July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol - Part of Bassett's Brigade
  • September: Siege of Exeter?
  • October to December: Siege of Plymouth


  • March: Storm of Hemioch Castle?
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel


  • April to May: Siege of Taunton?
  • October to April 1646: Besieged at Exeter


  • May to June: Besieged at Oxford



Notable Officers

Colonel William Godolphin

William Godolphin (1605-1663)

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arundell?

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas (?)

Sergeant-Major Peters

Sergeant-Major William Godolphin of Godolphin - //Killed at Bristol?//

Captain Hill

Captain Mountforke

Captain Salter

Captain Watton

Captain Furlow

Captain Willis

Captain Upton

See Also

Godolphin's Foot are re-enacted by Sir William Godolphin's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.