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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Richard Fortescue==== ====Richard Fortescue====
-Richard Fortescue (d.1655) was a major in the infantry regiment raised by Col. Henry Bulstrode. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel during the First Civil War and was commissioned to command a regiment of foot on the formation of the New Model Army in 1645. Fortescue'​s regiment fought with distinction on Fairfax'​s western campaign during 1645-6, but Fortescue lost his command during the political disputes between the Army and Parliament in 1647. He was imprisoned for involvement in a Presbyterian conspiracy during 1651. However, in 1654 Fortescue was given command of a regiment under General Venables on the Western Design expedition to the West Indies. He was promoted to major-general after Heane was killed during the attack on Hispaniola and took command of land forces in Jamaica after the ailing Venables returned to England. Fortescue was praised for his diligence by Cromwell but died of fever in Jamaica during October 1655.((//​Richard Fortescue//,​ Andrew J. Hopper, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004))+Richard Fortescue (d.1655) was a major in [[http://​wiki.bcw-project.org/​parliamentarian/​foot-regiments/​col.-henry-bulstrode|Col. Henry Bulstrode's]] infantry regiment. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel during the First Civil War and was commissioned to command a regiment of foot on the formation of the New Model Army in 1645. [[http://​wiki.bcw-project.org/​new-model-army/​foot-regiments/​richard-fortescue|Fortescue'​s regiment]] fought with distinction on Fairfax'​s western campaign during 1645-6, but Fortescue lost his command during the political disputes between the Army and Parliament in 1647. He was imprisoned for involvement in a Presbyterian conspiracy during 1651. However, in 1654 Fortescue was given command of a regiment under General Venables on the Western Design expedition to the West Indies. He was promoted to major-general after Heane was killed during the attack on Hispaniola and took command of land forces in Jamaica after the ailing Venables returned to England. Fortescue was praised for his diligence by Cromwell but died of fever in Jamaica during October 1655.((//​Richard Fortescue//,​ Andrew J. Hopper, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004))
  
 ====Henry Bartlett==== ====Henry Bartlett====