Sir Henry Vaughan’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Vaughan
Area RaisedWest Wales
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-4

Royalist regiment of foot from West Wales serving with the Oxford Army

Service History


  • April: Issued powder from Oxford
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury


  • March: Battle of Cheriton (det)
  • April: Mustered at Aldbourne Chase
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


  • April: Skirmish at Bampton in the Bush where the Regiment was almost entirely captured.
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby



Notable Officers

Sir Henry Vaughan

Officer Lists

A list of those registered under him in 1660 I.O. together with personal research1)

  • Colonel Sir Henry Vaughan
  • Governor John Gwyn (3)
  • Colonel David Gwyn (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Williams Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Vaughan (7)
  • Sargeant Major Gwyn Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Edward Bradshaw (1)
  • Captain John Bradshaw (1)
  • Captain Arnold Butler (1) + (2)
  • Captain John Butler (1)
  • Captain Francis Edmunds (1)
  • Captain John Floyd I.O. Carm.
  • Captain Walter Floyd (4)
  • Captain David Gwyn (6) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Thomas Jones I.O. Carm.
  • Captain Thomas Jones I.O. Carm.
  • Captain George Lewis (3)
  • Captain William Marychurch(1) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Thomas Methill(3)
  • Captain John Price (1)
  • Captain William Sheales (4) Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Robert Fisher (4) I.O. Carm. to Capt. Walter Floyd
  • Lieutenant David Floyd I.O. Carm. to Lt. Col. Williams
  • Lieutenant Francis Haberly I.O. Salop.
  • Ensign Maurice Davies I.O. Pemb. to Capt Marychurch
  • Ensign Daniel Donne I.O. Carm. to Capt. Arn. Butler
  • Ensign Griffith Gwyn I.O. Carm. to Sgnt. Maj. Gwyn
  • Ensign Benjamin Howel I.O. Carm. To Capt. Sheales
  • Ensign Hugh Lewis I.O. Radnor.
  • Ensign John Merrick (2) I.O. Pemb.
  • Ensign Thomas Williams I.O. Carm. to Capt. Gwyn
  • Quartermaster William Beale (5)

Captured at Bampton in the Bush

This is a list of Officers captured at Bampton in the Bush, some of whom were probably of Lisle's Regiment.

  • Colonel Sir Henry Vaughan
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Littleton,
  • Sargeant Major Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Captain Lee (Poss ex Fitton)
  • Captain Powell
  • Captain Lewis
  • Captain Webster
  • Captain Lister
  • Lieutenant John Butler
  • Lieutenant Robert Stapleton
  • Lieutenant George Johnson
  • Lieutenant David Benion
  • Lieutenant Edward Philips
  • Lieutenant Griffin Guin
  • Lieutenant John Clerk
  • Lieutenant Luke Joanes
  • Ensign Edward Davinport poss ex-Fittons
  • Ensign Robert Androve
  • Ensign Hugh Lewis
  • Ensign Thomas Powell
  • Ensign John Griffith
  • Ensign Henry Hayward
  • Ensign Edward Latimer
  • Ensign William Blitheman

A Thomas Jones was 'slaine near Leicester' in the Kings service and he had left documents in a satchell with Col. John Bodvel,Governor of Carnarvon which his son was trying to recover. His son was also Thomas Jones. SP19.159.43


  • April 1644: 207 at Reading
  • April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 6 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 5 Ensigns, 6 Gentlemen, 13 Sergeants, 17 Corporals, 12 Drummers, 195 Soldiers 2)

See Also

The regiment are re-enacted by Sir Henry Vaughan's Company of the Sealed Knot.

1) Research by Victor Judge aka 1642
2) British Library Harleian ms 986.