Colonel Edmund Syler’s Regiment of Foot

Active1650 to 1651
ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelEdmund Syler
Area RaisedLincolnshire
Coat Colourassumed red
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMonck 1651
Lambert 1651

Regiment of foot raised in Lincolnshire and briefly serving in Scotland

Service History


  • October: Syler commissioned colonel of a Lincolnshire militia regiment and troop of horse
  • December: Ordered to march to Scotland


  • January Arrive in Scotland
  • February: Siege of Tantallon Castle
  • 20th July: Battle of Inverkeithing
  • Garrison Burntisland with 2 companies at Arbroath
  • October: Ordered to disband
  • October: 400 men sent to Cobbett’s and 200 to Daniel’s


A history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.

Syler was commissioned colonel of a Lincolnshire militia regiment and troop of horse in 1650. They marched to Scotland, serving at the siege of Tantallon Castle and the Battle of Inverkeithing, before going into garrison at Burntisland. Following the Battle of Worcester the size of the army was reduced and Syler’s were disbanded after a high mutiny and distemper.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Assumed to be red coats when they were incorporated into the New Model Army.

Notable Officers

Edmund Syler

Governor of Boston in March 1650, he led his regiment in 1650 and 1651, thereafter remaining in Scotland as an administrator.


  • December 1650: 900 men
  • January 1651: 860 men

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