Colonel George Payne’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelGeorge Payne
Area RaisedLondon
Abingdon
Coat ColourBlue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Parliamentarian foot in garrison at Abingdon

Service History

1644

  • December:Formed by amalgamating remnants of the London Trained Band Auxiliaries then in Abingdon
  • Garrison of Abingdon

1645

  • January: Defence of Abingdon

1646

  • May to July: Siege of Wallingford

Notes

The regiment were formed at the end of December 1644 by amalgamating remnants of the Red Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands, the Blue Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands, and the White Auxiliary Regiment of the London Trained Bands that were then in Abingdon. They formed part of Major General Richard Browne's force, based at Abingdon.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Noted as wearing blue coats in early 1645 1).

Notable Officers

George Payne

Strength

  • Around 500 men on formation

See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846