Colonel Edward Harley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEdward Harley
Area RaisedEssex
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Massey 1644-45

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the army of the Southern Association serving in Plymouth garrison and with Massey

Service History


  • August: Commissioned to be raised
  • December: Ordered to be shipped to Plymouth


  • Garrison of Plymouth
  • June 17th: Regiment reduced1)
  • July? - October: New regiment raised at Gloucester
  • July: Skirmish at Ledbury?
  • September: Storm of Monmouth
  • November: Loss of Monmouth?


  • April : Battle of Ledbury?
  • April: Disbanded


Harley was later appointed Colonel of what had been Barclay's regiment of foot of Essex's army, taking it into the New Model Army as Colonel Edward Harley’s Regiment of Foot.

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Notable Officers

A list of officers is also 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

Colonel Edward Harley

Officer List

First Regiment

  • Colonel Edward Harley
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Rea?
  • Sergeant-Major John Powell (29/08/43 - 19/02/44)
  • Sergeant-Major William Cawell (c19/02/44 - c01/06/44)
  • Captain William Throckmorton?
  • Captain Francis Hakluyt
  • Captain Thomas Dutton (29/08/43 - 17/06/44 Transfered to Colonel James Carr’s Regiment of Foot)

Second Regiment

  • Colonel Edward Harley
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Rea?
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Winter (11/44 - 10/12/44
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Throckmorton (Major 01/06/44 Lt-Col 10/12/44 - 01/01/46)2)
  • Captain Edmund Hall
  • Captain Henry Archbald
  • Captain James Wallenger
  • Captain John Wish
  • Captain [ ] Clare


  • August 1643: 1200 commissioned to be raised
  • November 1643: 300 men

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/226/Pt4
2) N.A. SP28/267/Pt2/85