Sir Robert Cooke’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Robert Cooke
Edward Cooke
Area RaisedGloucester
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Field ArmiesWaller 1643

Later Colonel Edward Cooke’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian foot raised in Gloucester and serving with Waller’s army

Service History


  • April: Raised in Gloucester
  • April: Siege of Hereford?
  • May: Siege of Worcester?
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Besieged in Bristol
  • August: Re-commisioned
  • November: Siege of Basing House?
  • November: Siege of Basing House?


  • May: Reduced into Sir Arthur Hesilrigge’s Regiment of Foot


Said to originally have been raised from the Welsh Royalists of Lord Herbert’s army captured at the Battle of Highnam. The regiment was practically destroyed after Roundway Down and Bristol, but it is thought that it formed the basis for Edward Cooke’s newly commissioned regiment in August.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

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

Sir Robert Cooke

Sir Robert Cooke of Highnam Gloucestershire, he died in 1643.

Edward Cooke

Edward Cooke was son of Sir Robert and led the reconstituted regiment.


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