Lieutenant General James Wemyss’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJames Wemyss
Area Raised
Coat ColourBlue?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-4

Parliamentarian firelocks serving as artillery guard to Waller’s Army of the Southern Association

Service History

1643

  • August: commissioned to be raised
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • December to January: Siege of Arundel

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • September: Garrison of Poole (det of 80)
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • December: Relief of Taunton

1645

  • April: Disbanded

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

The regiment may have worn blue coats in 1643 at Basing House. A receipt for “beer for the blue coats” could refer to Haselrigge's or Wemyss's regiments 1). Carrying firelock muskets, they served as Waller’s artillery guard.

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Lt Gen James Wemyss

Strength

See Also

1) National Archive SP28/134/part 7