Colonel Alexander Rigby’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelAlexander Rigby
Area RaisedLancashire
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Northern Association

Service History

1643

  • October: Equipment and clothing to be delivered to Col. Rigby

1644

  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • February to May: Siege of Lathom House
  • May: Stormed at Bolton

1645

  • January to December: Siege of Lathom House

Notes

Rigby's regiment suffered heavy losses at Bolton, and therefore do not appear to have fought at Marston Moor.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Tenth report : appendix. presented to both Houses of Parliament … Great Britain. P. 67 14.

It is ordered that the hundred Snaphance muskets and the 200 Greycoats and the Portmanteles, Knapsacks, and other small things, i. e. Cartridges and Belts belonging to those Snaphances shall be delivered to Colonel Rigby, he paying for the carriage of them.

Notable Officers

Colonel Alexander Rigby

Strength

See Also

Discussion

1642, 01/03/2020 14:39
14. It is ordered that the hundred Snaphance muskets and the 200 Greycoats and the Portmanteles, Knapsacks, and other small things, i. e. Cartridges and Belts belonging to those Snaphances shall be de livered to Colonel Rigby, he paying for the carriage of them
keepyourpowderdry, 15/05/2020 14:21
What is the complete reference for the equipment issue?
Thanks
ivor-carr, 04/06/2020 08:36
Full reference is 'Historical Manuscripts Commission, Tenth Report, Appendix part IV, (1885, re-issued 1905), p. 67. The Item in question is number 14 in a list of orders passed at a council of war at Preston October 12th 1643.
keepyourpowderdry, 04/06/2020 11:01
Many thanks!
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