Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelNicholas Devereux
Area RaisedGloucester
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Field ArmiesMassey 1643-4

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot raised by the authority of the Earl of Essex for Sir Edward Massey’s forces based on Gloucester

Service History


  • Garrison of Gloucester
  • 3rd August - 5th September: Besieged at Gloucester
  • September: Commissioned by the Earl of Essex


  • May: Taking of Little Dean
  • May: Storm of Newnham
  • May: Repulsed from Lydney?
  • May: Taking of Beverstone Castle
  • May: Storm of Malmesbury
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge (det)
  • December: Besieged at Pinhill House


  • February: Besieged at Rowden House
  • June: Skirmish at Highworth Church
  • September: Siege of Devizes
  • September: Siege of Lacock House
  • September: Siege of Winchester
  • November: Skirmish at Lechlade


  • January: Skirmish at Marlborough?
  • May: Siege of Radcot House
  • May to June: Siege of Faringdon House


There is a history of the regiment by Alan Turton available online at Devereux's Regiment.

Devereux commanded a firelock company of the Earl of Essex’s Regiment (the Lord General’s) at Edgehill.


Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Nicholas Devereux

Officer Lists

In addition to those officers given by Spring

  • Captain Archer1)


See Also

Devereaux's Regiment are re-enacted by Colone Nicholas Devereaux's Regiment of the English Civil War Society.

1) N.A. E121/5/7