Lord Paulet’s Trained Band of Foot

Active1642-
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Paulett
John Pyne
Area RaisedSomerset
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Also Colonel John Pyne’s Trained Band of Foot

Somerset Trained Band supporting the Parliamentarians in the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • August: Skirmish at Marshall’s Elm
  • September: Siege of Sherborne Castle

1643

  • February: Battle of Modbury

Notes

The regiment’s colonel in 1642 was Lord Paulett, a noted Royalist but the Trained Band failed to support Paulett, instead following the Parliamentarian John Pyne, previously Lieutenant Colonel. At Marshall’s Elm in Somerset they were routed by the Royalists under Lunsford, John Digby, Lord Hawley and Edward Stawell.

Coats and Flags

Unknown

Notable Officers

Details of the regiment are shown in The Fall of the West Vol. 5 by Stuart Peachey and Alan Turton (Stuart Press).

Lord Paulett

John Pyne

Strength

  • 800 in June 1642 under Lord Paulett
  • ~500 at Marshall’s Elm

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