Colonel Ralph Assheton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-48
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRalph Assheton senior
Ralph Assheton junior
Area RaisedLancashire
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Field Armies

Served as part of the Parliamentarian forces in Lancashire and as part of the Northern Association during the First Civil War. After the self-denying ordinance, command passed from Assheton senior to his son Assheton junior

Service History

1642

  • September: Besieged in Manchester

1643

  • February: Storm of Preston
  • February: Defence of Bolton?
  • April: Taking of Wigan
  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey
  • 30th June: Battle of Adwalton Moor
  • December: Second Battle of Middlewich?

1644

  • 25th January: Battle of Nantwich
  • February to May: Siege of Lathom House
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk

1645

  • January to February: Siege of Chester

1646

1647

1648

  • 17th -18th August: Battle of Preston

Notes

Colonel-General Ralph Assheton has a memorial brass at St Leonard's Church, Middleton, Manchester: this the only brass in the UK of a Civil War officer in full armour.

Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Ralph Assheton senior

Colonel Ralph Assheton junior

Colonel Richard Hoghton

Strength

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