Colonel Henry Mainwaring’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1643 to
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHenry Mainwaring
Area RaisedCheshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBrereton 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving in Cheshire in the First Civil War

Service History

1643

  • March: First Battle of Middlewich

1644

  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • May: Stormed at Stockport
  • July: Skirmish at Oswestry
  • September: Battle of Montgomery

1645

  • January to February: Siege of Chester?
  • February: Skirmish at Farndon Bridge (det)

Notes

Mainwaring had been removed from command in 1644, but the regiment persisted until 1645 at least, though weak.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Henry Mainwaring

Not to be confused with Randall Mainwaring, leader of a London regiment.

Strength

1645: About 160 men in four companies1)

  • Colonell Mainwaring his regiment
  • Capt Leadbeater
  • Cotton
  • Baskerville
  • Hancocke

See Also

1) British Library Additional Manuscript 11331,45