Colonel Henry Ingoldsby’s Regiment of Foot

Active1655 to 1660
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelHenry Ingoldsby
Robert Barrow
Area RaisedIreland
Coat ColourRed?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Later Colonel Robert Barrow’s Regiment of Foot

Protectorate Regiment of Foot, formed out of loose companies in Ireland

Service History


  • August: Raised from loose companies of foot in Ireland
  • Garrison of Limerick





  • May: Still in garrison at Limerick
  • May: Ingoldsby replaced by Barrow by order of Parliament


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.

The regiment were formed in 1655 out of loose companies then in Ireland and seem to have remained in garrison at Limerick throughout the rest of the decade.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Henry Ingoldsby

Henry Ingoldsby had served in his brother’s, Colonel Richard Ingoldsby’s Regiment of Foot as a Captain in the New Model Army and as a Lieutenant Colonel of foot under Cromwell in Ireland. He commanded a regiment of dragoons in Limerick until it was disbanded in 1655 and replaced by his regiment of foot. He was politically active on behalf of Parliament during the Restoration.

Robert Barrow

Barrow had previously served as Lieutenant Colonel in Venables’ Regiment, then led his own regiment of foot in Ireland, that was disbanded in 1653.


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