Colonel Henry Brooke’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHenry Brooke
Area RaisedCheshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBrereton 1643-45

Parliamentarian foot serving in Cheshire during the First Civil War

Service History


  • February: Defence of Norton Priory
  • May: Siege of Warrington?
  • July: Siege of Halton Castle?



  • January to February: Siege of Chester


A history of the unit and lists of its officers are shown in Andrew Abram’s More Like Lions Than Men: Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament 1642-46 Helion & Co. Ltd., Warwick, 2020. ISBN 978-1-913118-82-2

Raised from Bucklow hundred

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Henry Brooke


1645: 570 men in six companies1)

  • Coll: Brookes his Regt of ffoote, His own company under Major Church of Bucklow Huundred 140
  • Lt Coll Rich. Brooke 60
  • Capt. John Brooke 70
  • Capt. Wm Daniell 60
  • Capt. Delves and Capt. Blomell of ye towne of Nantwich 160
  • Lt Tuchets country company 80
  • Total 570

See Also

1) British Library Additional Manuscript 11331,45


ivor-carr, 08/07/2014 19:40
Hello Simon - while I would absolutely love it if you have a source for this I fear you may be confusing Henry Brooke and Lord Brooke.
Ivor Carr
tim, 08/08/2014 17:42
Hi Simon and Ivor, I've reverted to 'unknown' for coats and flags. Happy to change back if needed, all the best, Tim
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