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Colonel James Holborne’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 11)
Flag Illustration 22)
Active1642-5
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Warwick
James Holborne
William Davies
Coat ColourRed or Grey
Area Raised
Flag ColourYellow
White
Flag DesignTawney Mullets
Unknown
Field ArmiesEssex 1642-5

Later Colonel William Davies' Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot raised as part of the Earl of Warwick’s reserve army, nominally as Warwick’s own regiment, fought as part of the Earl of Essex’s army during the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green

1643

  • April: Siege of Reading?
  • September: First Battle of Newbury

1644

  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge??
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

  • April: Reduced into the New Model Army

Notes

Holborne later took over Sir Arthur Hesilrigge’s Regiment of Foot

Flags

Issued coats in November 1642, the colour was not noted. In August 1643 they were re-clothed, likely in red or grey 3). When raised the regiment carried yellow colours with tawny stars (Illustration 1). At Lostwithiel, under Colonel Davies, they were noted as carrying white colours (Illustration 2), but no devices were mentioned.

Notable Officers

Earl of Warwick

James Holborne

William Davies

Strength

See Also

1) , 2) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
3) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846