Colonel Nathaniel Whetham’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsRestoration crisis
ColonelNathaniel Whetham
Richard Norton
Area RaisedPortsmouth
Coat ColourRed?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Later Colonel Richard Norton’s Regiment of Foot

Regiment of Foot formed from loose companies during the Restoration crisis

Service History


  • February: Whetham appointed Colonel of a regiment at Portsmouth
  • April: Quartered at Chichester and Thorncomb
  • June: Richard Norton appointed Colonel
  • September: Disbanded


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.

Colonel Nathaniel Whetham raised a ‘marching regiment’ from loose companies of foot in the Portsmouth garrison in February 1660. They remained in Sussex instead of marching on London. In June 1660 Richard Norton was appointed colonel and the regiment was the first to be disbanded, in the September.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Presumably they were issued with red coats.

Notable Officers

Nathaniel Whetham

Richard Norton


See Also