Sir George Booth’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir George Booth
Area RaisedCheshire
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Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving in Lancashire and Cheshire during the first civil war

Service History


  • February: Storm of Preston
  • November: Battle of Holt Bridge (5 coy)


  • January: Besieged at Nantwich
  • 25th January: Battle of Nantwich
  • July: Skirmish at Oswestry
  • July: Storm of Chomley House
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle


  • January to February: Siege of Chester
  • March to September: Siege of Chester
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • September to February 1646: Siege of Chester


A history of the unit and lists of its officers are shown in Andrew Abram’s More Like Lions Than Men: Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament 1642-46 Helion & Co. Ltd., Warwick, 2020. ISBN 978-1-913118-82-2

Same as Sir John Booth’s Regiment?? (son of Sir George) - probably not - John Booth - Lancashire&Cheshire, George Booth - Nantwich. Note Sir John Booth in Fairfax's army at Nantwich, relieving George Booth besieged at Nantwich. May require some sorting out!

Colonel John Booth's regiment, raised in Warrington. Fought at Nantwich, 25th January 1644. Sergeant-Major James Lothian also an officer of J Booth's regiment


Notable Officers

Sir George Booth

Sir George Booth, leader of Booth’s rising in 1659

Sir John Booth


1645: 710 men in seven(+) companies1)

  • Col Boothes Regt (his owne compy under Major Daniell) 70
  • Lt Col Massyes 160
  • Capt. Alcocke 100
  • Capt. Grantham
  • Capt. Geo. Massey 100
  • Capt. Cartwright
  • Capt. Whitney 80
  • Capt. Wright
  • Two Nantwich Comp of Townesmen under Capt. Geo. and Capt Thos Mauberne 200

See Also

1) British Library Additional Manuscript 11331,45


tim, 24/03/2014 21:20
Hello all, hoping someone can clarify Sir John / Sir George Booth - ie one or two regiments, and which was besieged at Nantwich, which relieving with Fairfax?
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