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 |**Area Raised**|South East| |**Area Raised**|South East|
 | |Plymouth| | |Plymouth|
-|**Coat Colour**|| +|**Coat Colour**|Multicoloured waistcoats|
 |**Flag Colour**|Yellow|  |**Flag Colour**|Yellow|
 |**Flag Design**|Blue Devices|  |**Flag Design**|Blue Devices|
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 Carr’s regiment of the Southern Association was not completed and was disbanded in March 1644.((N.A. SP28/​267/​Pt1/​112)) After Cheriton Carr was sent to be governor of Plymouth where he raised his regiment of foot successfully this time. Serving at Plymouth and with Essex on the Lostwithiel campaign. Some companies of the new regiment may have been reduced into Birch'​s foot, but elements of the regiment persisted in the Plymouth garrison into 1646.  Carr’s regiment of the Southern Association was not completed and was disbanded in March 1644.((N.A. SP28/​267/​Pt1/​112)) After Cheriton Carr was sent to be governor of Plymouth where he raised his regiment of foot successfully this time. Serving at Plymouth and with Essex on the Lostwithiel campaign. Some companies of the new regiment may have been reduced into Birch'​s foot, but elements of the regiment persisted in the Plymouth garrison into 1646. 
-=====Flags=====+ 
 +=====Coats, ​Flags & Equipment=====
 In 1644 Symonds noted Carr's Plymouth regiment carrying 11 yellow flags with blue devices, unfortunately he didn't note the nature of the devices ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ In 1644 Symonds noted Carr's Plymouth regiment carrying 11 yellow flags with blue devices, unfortunately he didn't note the nature of the devices ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​
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 +In December 1644 several 'poor soldiers'​ of Carr's regiment, and probably other Plymouth garrison units, received waistcoats made from old wall-hanging'​s confiscated from Lord Astley'​s house in Plymouth.
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Colonel James Carr==== ====Colonel James Carr====
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   *Captain James Vesey (01/05/44 - 15/​06/​46)((N.A. SP28/​265/​296))   *Captain James Vesey (01/05/44 - 15/​06/​46)((N.A. SP28/​265/​296))
   *Captain Thomas Dutton (18/06/44 until at least 01/02/45 Previously a Captain in [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​edward-harley|Colonel Edward Harley’s Regiment of Foot]]) ​   *Captain Thomas Dutton (18/06/44 until at least 01/02/45 Previously a Captain in [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​edward-harley|Colonel Edward Harley’s Regiment of Foot]]) ​
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 +=====Contemporary References=====
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 +===Astley & the waistcoats===
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
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 +SP28.128.17 Devon  (extract)
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 +30 old hangings taken out of Sir Jacob Astleys house and made into wastcoats, quantity 100 for the use of the poor souldiers by order
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 +Waistcoats
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 +The Waistcoats were distributed to Parliamentary soldiers below.
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 +December 23 1644 
 +  *6 souldiers of Lt.Col. Moors 6 
 +  *Captain Bawdon 6 souldiers 6
 +  *Ensign Bickley for 4 souldiers of Lt. Boveys Co. 4
 +  *Captain Martin 6 of his souldiers 6
 +  *Ensign Lea for 6 souldiers of Lt. Col. Creims [?] Co. 6     
 +  *Captain Basketts Lt. for 5 souldiers 5      ​
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 +Note: Astley owned a house in Plymouth, likely these are soldiers of the Plymouth garrison. Perhaps Lt Col Robert Moore [[https://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​cromwell-army-officers/​surnames-m|BHO '​M'​]] and Captain or Major Moreton of Colonel James Carr’s Regiment of Foot; John Bawden a Captain in Plymouth garrison, [[https://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​cromwell-army-officers/​surnames-b|BHO '​B'​]],​ Lt Col Ellis Crimes [[https://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​cromwell-army-officers/​surnames-c|BHO '​C'​]] of Plymouth garrison and just possibly Capt John Baskett of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​thomas-carr|Colonel Thomas Carr’s Isle of Wight Regiment of Foot]]. ​
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 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 It would appear that in December 1643 despite being very weak and missing a number of captains the regiment still had a 10 company structure.((N.A. SP28/​144/​pt8/​8)) It would appear that in December 1643 despite being very weak and missing a number of captains the regiment still had a 10 company structure.((N.A. SP28/​144/​pt8/​8))