Colonel John Lamplugh’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 11)
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Lamplugh
Area RaisedCumberland and Yorkshire
Coat ColourWhite
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignBlack Cross Fleury?
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1644

Royalist northern regiment of foot serving with the Marquis of Newcastle in 1644

Service History


  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April to July: Besieged at York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor


Coats and Flags

Although known to be yellow, the flag design illustrated above is based on conjecture by Brigadier Young, employing Lamplugh's arms as inspiration. While this appears to be a likely design, there is no direct evidence to support it. Lamplugh's may well have been one of Newcastle's white-coated regiments 2).

Notable Officers

Colonel John Lamplugh

Of Lamplugh, Cumberland.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel John Lamplugh
  • Captain Thomas Busfield I.O. Yorks.
  • Captain Robert Rowell (1)
  • Captain Lieutenant William Dickenson I.O. Cumb.
  • Ensign Christopher Wright I.O. L + W to Capt. Busfield

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Capt Rowell's Petition

West Yorkshire Archive Service QS1/13/4/6/7 Captain Robert Rowell of Skipton, Yorks.

Petition under Colonel Lamplugh at Hessy Moor Battle. Was Cornet under Colonel Gray at Edgehill, Lieutenant of Horse under Colonel Bradshaw at Leeds when Selby was taken and Lieutenant of Foot under Sir Michael Woodhouse at Stoke House. Received many wounds.


See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846