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Sgt Maj Gen Lawrence Crawford’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLawrence Crawford
Area RaisedSuffolk
Coat ColourBlue?
Flag ColourRed?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesManchester 1644-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Eastern Association

Service History


  • February: Raised in Suffolk
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to August: Siege of Sheffield Castle
  • August: Siege of Staveley House
  • August: Siege of Bolsover Castle
  • August: Siege of South Wingfield
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


  • March: Storm of Hillesden House
  • March: Ordered north to assist Brereton, may not have gone
  • April: Disbanded at Beaconsfield (17th April), probably incorporated into Colonel Robert Hammond’s Regiment of Foot of the New Model Army


Coats and Flags

Crawford’s might be the regiment referred to at Marston Moor as Manchester’s blewcoats under the bloody colours are cut off, alternatively this might refer to Hobart’s regiment of foot.

Notable Officers

Sgt Maj Gen Lawrence Crawford

Lawrence Crawford Presbyterian Scottish professional who commanded the Eastern Association infantry but quarrelled with Cromwell over his toleration of religious extremism in the ranks. Crawford refused to serve in the New Model Army and joined Massey's western brigade. He was killed at the siege of Hereford in August 1645.


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