Colonel John Kynaston’s Regiment of Foot

Active1647 to 1649
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelJohn Kynaston
Area RaisedNorth Wales
Coat ColourRed?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesJones 1647-9

Regiment of Foot raised in North Wales and serving in Ireland in the forces of Michael Jones

Service History


  • April: Kynaston commissioned to raise a regiment of foot from disbanded men in North Wales
  • June: Shipped to Dublin with Jones and immediately mutiny


  • May: In garrison at Dublin


  • August: Battle of Rathmines?
  • August: Disbanded at Dublin and reduced into other regiments by Cromwell


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 1647 in North Wales and were swiftly sent to Dublin with Michael Jones. They mutinied on arrival, being suppressed with some difficulty. The regiment served under Jones until 1649, by which time it was depleted and disbanded by Cromwell.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Kynaston

Deputy Governor of Dublin, he died before 1654.


  • June 1647: Upwards of 700
  • May 1648: 663 private soldiers, 107 officers and non-commissioned officers

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