Colonel George Dodding’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelGeorge Dodding
Area RaisedLancashire
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignYellow estoiles
Field ArmiesFairfax 1644

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot raised in Lancashire

Service History


  • March: Skirmish on the Wyre Estuary?


  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • August: Skirmish at Ribble Bridge
  • August: Skirmish at Witten Cop
  • August to May 1645: Siege of Greenhalgh Castle
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk


Raised predominantly in the Lonsdale Hundred.


A design for Dodding's foot regiment is shown in A & J Lucht Fahnen und Standarten. It is shown as blue with a St George cross in a canton and a yellow 6 pointed wavy-armed star, a heraldic estoile.

Notable Officers

Colonel George Dodding

Dodding's loyalty to the Parliamentarian cause was questioned by more senior officers, his involvement in the fighting at Marston Moor quashed these rumours and speculation1).

Regimental Officers

  • Lt-Col Thomas Fell
  • Major Joseph Rigby
  • Captain Thomas Hunter
  • Captain Robert Lucas
  • Captain Henry Porter
  • Captain Thomas Rippon
  • Captain Clement Toulnson


See Also

1) SP 28/252/311