Colonel Francis Roe’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1647 - 1649
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelFrancis Roe
John Booker
Area RaisedEngland
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
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Field ArmiesInchiquin 1647

Later Colonel John Booker's Regiment of Foot

English raised regiment of foot serving in Ireland under Inchiquin. Later taken over by it's Lt Col, John Booker

Service History


  • May Roe and Lt Col Booker contract to raise a regiment for service in Ireland
  • July: Roe ordered to raise 1000 men by the 24th1)


  • November: Battle of Knocknanuss


  • October: Lt Col Daniell serving as governor of Cahir


  • Serving under Inchiquin for the Royalists


Coats, Flags and Equipment

In July 1646 the regiment were ordered to be issued with cassocks and breeches, and with muskets and pikes in a ratio of 3 to 1

Notable Officers

Francis Roe

Francis Roe previously served in the Green Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands with his brother Owen. He served as Scoutmaster and died at Youghal in December 1649.

John Booker

Officer List

August 16472)

  • Colonel [Francis Roe]
    • [Captain Lieutenant Richard Fowke]3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel [John Booker]
  • Major John Daniell
  • Captain Browne
  • Captain [Richard]4) Aldworth (Two files (24 men) of his company formed the garrison of Ballahooly Castle.5) Ballahooly appears to have been the Aldworth family home but had endured several changes of garrison by this time.)
  • Captain Thornhills
  • Captain Gerish
  • [Captain Henry Banister]6)


  • Colonel Booker
  • Lieutenant Colonel Danyell
  • Major Aldworth
  • Captain Thomas Booker
  • Captain Seston
  • Captain Thornhill
  • Captain Gardiner
  • Captain Wilbraham
  • Captain Barry
  • Captain Buckworth
  • Captain St Ledger


  • 28/08/47: 475 men + officers. Banister's company paid seprately adds 59 men to this
  • 1649: 285 men + officers (missing Lt Col's company)

See Also

1) CSPI 1633-47 p458
2) N.A. SP28/47/192
3) CSPI 1633-47 p742
4) , 5) N.A. SP28/47/182
6) N.A. SP28/47/170, SP28/124/138
7) HMC Ormonde Mss vol1 pp215-6, 220