Colonel William Slaughter’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelWilliam Slaughter
Area RaisedSouth Wales
Coat Colour
Flag ColourWhite?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of foot raised in Wales and fighting in the West Country

Service History


  • November: Besieged at Cardigan
  • December: Besieged in Cardigan?


  • Regiment raised anew in South Wales
  • July: Battle of Langport
  • October: Fortifying Cullompton
  • October: Skirmish at Cullompton


  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • March to August: Besieged at Pendennis Castle


Coats and Flags

Likely either black or white colours at Langport, where two Royalist regiments (generally agreed to be Wise's and Slaughter's) fired on each other by mistake. White appears more likely as Wise's armorial bearings were black.

Notable Officers

William Slaughter

Slaughter was a Trained Band captain in Herefordshire in July 1642. He was governor of Cardigan in 1644 until captured and was prisoner in January 1645 then exchanged and raised his regiment in South Wales. He surrendered at Pendennis and went into exile, being killed at the Battle of the Dunes while serving in the King's Guards.


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