Colonel Edward Apsley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEdward Apsley
Area RaisedSussex
Coat ColourUnknown
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesNone

Parliamentarian regiment of foot commissioned and disbanded in 1644 without seeing action 1)

Service History

1644

  • March: Commissioned to be raised in Sussex
  • July: Disbanded

Notes

Colonel Edward Apsley’s regiments of horse and foot were commissioned in March 1644. Had they been completed they would have come under Sir William Waller’s command as part of the Southern Association. By June the Sussex County Committee complained to Sir William Waller of the expense of maintaining them. In July Waller withdrew his commission, complaining of ‘incivilities’ from the gentlemen of Sussex.

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

Edward Apsley

MP for Steyning in the Long Parliament, he commanded a company of the Sussex Trained Bands foot garrisoning Cowdray House, but was captured by a Royalist cavalry patrol in December 1643. In 1644 he attempted to raise regiments of horse and foot but was unsuccessful. He continued as MP for Steyning in the Rump Parliament.

Officer List

In addition to those officers given by Spring

  • Captain Andrew Manwaring (24/03/44 - 13/08/44; Manwaring had been Capt to Col Houghton under Lord Grey of Wark and in Waller's own regt of foot. Waller had presumably sent him to add some experience to the new regt. Spring gives Manwaring as in Waller's regt in December 1644 so he may have returned after Apsley's was disbanded, but his pay claim makes no mention of this. (N.A. SP28/253A)

Strength

See Also

1) Laurence Spring Waller's Army The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2