Lord Willoughby of Parham’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Willoughby of Parham
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colourwatchet (pale greenish blue)
Flag Design white crosses
Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Eastern Association

Service History

1643

  • February: Siege of Newark
  • July: Storm of Gainsborough
  • July to August: Besieged in Gainsborough
  • October: Siege of Bolingbroke Castle

1644

  • 16th January: Defence of Nottingham
  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • March: Storm of Muskham Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • March: Defence of Bradford??
  • April: Battle of Selby

Notes

After surrendering Gainsborough to Newcastle in August 1643, Captain Clement Benson, said to have led a company under Willoughby, turned coat and joined Royalist Colonel Gervase Holles’ Regiment of Foot.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

“To the right honorable the Lord Willibee of Parum

Bought of Alexander Vener as followeth

for 10 silke Ensignes of ritch watchet tafitie with distinctions of white crosses, furnished with staves and tassels at 4 pounds a peece”

[payment received 12 Feb 1643]1)

Notable Officers

A partial list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association2)

Lord Willoughby of Parham

Officer Lists

January 10th 1643

  • Captain Menbey
  • Captain Bower
  • Captain Wayecraft
  • Captain Soute?

1643

  • Captain Walter Sibbott (01/07/43 - 30/11/43)3)
  • Captain Humphrey Dix (04/05/43 - 29/08/43)4)
  • Captain Richard Burrell (23/02/43 - 01/09/43)5)

April 4th 1644

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Russhie6)
  • Captain Thomas Baizer7)
  • Captain Thomas Kingersbie8)
  • Captain John Kirke9)
  • Captain [W?] Davison10)
  • Captain Francis Grantham11)

July 4th 1644

  • Captain Henry Lillingstone12)
  • Captain Edward Marsh13)

Strength

  • 600 foot drawn out of Gainsborough in July 1643
  • The 6 companies paid on April 4th 1644 contained a total of 24 officers and just 66 men. The 2 companies paid in July added 16 men and up to 11 officers.

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/300/446
2) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 2, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8
3) N.A. SP28/33/303
4) N.A. SP28/252
5) N.A. SP28/47/12
6) N.A. SP28/300/127
7) N.A. SP28/300/128
8) N.A. SP28/300/129
9) N.A. SP28/300/130
10) N.A. SP28/300/131
11) N.A. SP28/300/133
12) N.A. SP28/300/132
13) N.A. SP28/300/134