Colonel John Talbot’s Regiment of Foot

The regiment was probably formed from troops released by the Cessation in Ireland, and commanded by Colonel John, then his brother Sir Gilbert.


Symonds records the Regiment as wearing yellow coats and carrying six white flags with ‘Talbot Hound’ devices.  Sadly Symonds didn't record the 'hounds' clearly, so it is possible that they might be another heraldic animal, but a 'Talbot hound' is the most probable.



John was commissioned to raise the Regiment in 1643. The majority of the Regiment fought as part of Hopton's army at Cheriton, Cropredy Bridge, Lostwithiel, and Second Newbury. 

The Regiment went on to garrison Tiverton Castle, which too fell in 1645 (October). 


Painted by Alan Tuckey, basing by myself

Both brothers are buried at St Michael's Church, Salwarpe, Worcester.

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  1. Fine looking unit. Have to love the hounds on the flag! I did this unit last year.

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    1. Thanks. I am currently going through a phase of painting units with different flags

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