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 Initially consisted of six companies of some 1,200 men exclusive of officers recruited predominantly from London apprentices. By 1 October 1642 the regiment consisted of 1,130 men exclusive of officers in ten companies. The regiment maintained a reputation for being both godly and ill-disciplined. 400 Musketeers from Holles'​ regiment were interlaced with Ramsey’s squadrons at Edgehill. Initially consisted of six companies of some 1,200 men exclusive of officers recruited predominantly from London apprentices. By 1 October 1642 the regiment consisted of 1,130 men exclusive of officers in ten companies. The regiment maintained a reputation for being both godly and ill-disciplined. 400 Musketeers from Holles'​ regiment were interlaced with Ramsey’s squadrons at Edgehill.
  
-The regiment suffered heavy losses at Brentford alongside [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​lord-brooke-london|Lord Brooke’s Regiment of Foot]], following which the Royalists cynically called them //butcher and dyers//, probably referring to Holles'​ red coats and Brookes'​ purple coats. Disbanded soon after, some of the survivors were used to recruit [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​philip-skippon|Sergeant Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foot]], while the remainder were sent into Sussex and formed the basis of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​herbert-morley|Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Foot]]. ​+The regiment suffered heavy losses at Brentford alongside [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​lord-brooke-london|Lord Brooke’s Regiment of Foot]], following which the Royalists cynically called them //butcher and dyers//, probably referring to Holles'​ red coats and Brookes'​ purple coats. The contemporary source for this quote is Nehemiah Wharton ((//Letters From A Subaltern Officer of the Earl of Essex'​s Army, written in the Summer and Autumn of 1642; detailing the early movements of that portion of the Parliament Forces which was formed by the Volunteers of the Metropolis; and their further movements when amalgamated with the rest of the Earl of Essex'​s Troops//, Sir Henry Ellis 1854, Archaeologia Volume 35 Issue 21854)); Nehemiah'​s letters were addressed to his former master and friend George Willingham, a merchant at the Golden Anchor, St Swithin'​s Lane, which were '​discovered'​ in the State Papers Office by Sir Henry Ellis and reported to the Society of Antiquaries. It would appear that Nehemiah was referring to the numbers of apprentices that were present in the Regiments rather than their coat colours. Disbanded soon after, some of the survivors were used to recruit [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​philip-skippon|Sergeant Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foot]], while the remainder were sent into Sussex and formed the basis of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​herbert-morley|Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Foot]]. ​
  
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