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Lord Molyneux’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord Molyneux
Area RaisedLancashire
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Raised as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire, they alternately served in the North and with the Oxford Army

Service History


  • September: Siege of Manchester
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Garrison of Brill


  • January: Skirmish at Brill
  • January: Defence of Brill
  • March: Storm of Lancaster
  • March: Storm of Preston
  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey
  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury


  • January: Battle of Nantwich


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 1).

Notable Officers

Lord Molyneux


See Also

The regiment are re-enacted by Sir Richard, Lord Molyneux's Regiment of the Sealed Knot and by Lord Molyneux's.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846