Colonel Richard Fielding’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
ColonelsRichard Fielding
Area RaisedEssex
Coat Colourunknown
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field Armies1640

English infantry regiment that was raised for the Second Bishops’ War of 1640 1)

Service History


  • Raised in Essex, Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire


Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Richard Fielding

Officer List

The Names of all the Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Sergeant Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, Ensigns, Preachers, Chirurgeons, Quarter-masters, Provost Marshals, under his Excellency the Earl of Northumberland, Captain General for this Expedition 1640. Taken according to the Muster Roll after the Armies Retreat from Newcastle into York. 2)

•Richard Feilding, Colonel. •Francis Tirwhit, Lieuten. Col. •Anthony Thelwall, Sergeant Maj.

Captains. •Francis Tirringham •John Talbot •Thomas Collins •Toby Bowes •Edward Tirwhit •William Rolson •Robert Appleton •John Fox •Robert Barker.

Lieutenants. •Richard Oxenden •Denny Purvey •George Oakes •Salathiel Baxter •Thomas Hill •John Windfeild •John Errington •Edward Vincent •George Foord •John Cratroft •John Sutton.

Ensigns. •Francis Rogers •Henry Garfeild •Richard Francis •Edward Bray •Henry Hatcher •John Tirwhit •Foulke Woodroffe •Edward Disney •Charles Persall •Robert Ruston Cosworth.

•Preacher, William Beare. •Chirurgeon. •Quarter-Master, Walter Harcourt. •Provost Marshal, Christopher Woodman


  • 1400 planned to be raised (Essex 700, Huntingdonshire 400, Bedfordshire 300)
August 30th 1640

Mustered on return to Yorkshire 3)

  • Col. Fielding 205
  • Lieut. Col. Bole 160
  • Serg. Ma. Conisby 140
  • Capt. Lukine 98
  • Capt. Bradshaw 97
  • Capt. Kayes 95
  • Capt. Leighton 95
  • Capt. Thomas 96
  • Capt. Thilwell 95
  • Capt. Apleton 92
  • Total 1173

See Also

1) A list of the colonels as also of the severall counties out of which they are to raise their men. Thomason / 669.f.3[1]
2) , 3) 'Historical Collections: 1640, August-September', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 1221-1286. URL: Date accessed: 12 February 2014