Major General Christopher Potley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelChristopher Potley
David Leighton
Sir Hardress Waller
Area Raised
Coat ColourYellow?
Flag ColourBlack??
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWaller

Later Colonel David Leighton’s, then Sir Hardress Waller’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving with Waller’s army of the Southern Association

Service History

1643

  • August: Commissioned to be raised
  • December: Storm of Alton Church?
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Siege of Sudely Castle
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Siege of Wareham
  • July to November: Siege of Donnington Castle
  • September to December: Besieged at Taunton

1645

Notes

Flags and Coats

Possibly yellow coats, a reference to yellowcoats of Waller's army could refer to Potley's or Sir William Waller's own regiment of foot. In the New Model Army they carried black flags and might possibly have done so prior to New Modelling.

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Major General Christopher Potley

Potley had previously fought in the Swedish army.

Colonel David Leighton

Sir Hardress Waller

Strength

  • March 1644: At least 4 companies at Cheriton

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