Colonel Humphrey Mackworth’s Regiment of Foot

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHumphrey Mackworth
Area RaisedShropshire
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Parliamentarian foot in garrison at Shrewsbury

Service History


  • April: Garrison of Shrewsbury
  • June: Siege of Stokesay Castle
  • June: Battle of Winstanstow
  • Autumn: Capt Anthony Hungerford in garrison at Stokesay Castle
  • November: Several companies disbanded


  • April to June: Siege of Ludlow??
  • Summer: Mackworth commands four 'standing companies' in Shropshire, Hungerford is promoted to Major


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Notable Officers

Humphrey Mackworth

Humphrey Mackworth Genealogy link was appointed governor of Shrewsbury from 1645 and likely raised his regiment thereabouts. He died in 1654 and was, at first, buried in Westminster Abbey until his remains were ejected by the order of Charles II.

Anthony Hungerford

Anthony Hungerford previously served as a Captain in the Earl of Denbigh’s Regiment of Foot and as governor of Stoke-on-Tern in Shropshire. Exactly when he transferred to Mackworth's command is currently unclear to me. He garrisoned Stokesay Castle from autumn 1645 and in summer 1646 was promoted Major of Mackworth's 'standing companies'. In 1647 he raised Colonel Anthony Hungerford’s Regiment of Foot from disbanded men in Shropshire and led them in Ireland. He was shot in the head at Dungan's Hill but survived, retiring to England. He was absent in England raising more recruits leaving Lt Col Foulkes as governor of Drogheda during the siege. He was planning to return to Ireland but the regiment was disbanded instead.

Officer List

  • Captain William King (Had a Company of townsman in the garrison of Shrewsbury from 02/04/45 to 20/11/45)1)
  • Captain Jukes (Paid alongside King in September 1645)2)
  • Captain Webbe (Paid alongside King in September 1645)3)
  • Captain Doughty (Paid alongside King in September 1645)4)
  • Captain Studley (Paid alongside King in September 1645)5)

All five of these companies were disbanded in November 1645. Although the men of King's company were put under the joint command of

  • Captain Thomas Gayes
  • Captain John Proud

Both being Aldermen of the Town.6)


King's company was intended to be 150 strong

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/242/54; SP28/242/91.
2) , 3) , 4) , 5) N.A. SP28/242/89.
6) N.A. SP28/36/6