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parliamentarian:foot-regiments:randle-ashenhurst [27/08/2012 22:02]
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-====== Randle Ashenhurst'​s Regiment of Foot ======+======Colonel ​Randle Ashenhurst'​s Regiment of Foot ======
  
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 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonels**|Randle Ashenhurst| |**Colonels**|Randle Ashenhurst|
 +| |Edward Ashenhurst?​|
 |**Area Raised**|Staffordshire| |**Area Raised**|Staffordshire|
 |  |Derbyshire| |  |Derbyshire|
 |**Coat Colour**|unknown|  |**Coat Colour**|unknown|
 |**Flag Colour**|unknown|  |**Flag Colour**|unknown|
-|**Flag Design**|unknown| +|**Flag Design**|unknown
 +|**Field Armies**|Garrison|
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 +
 +**Later, Colonel Edward Ashenhurst'​s Regiment of Foot?**
  
   
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   * Garrison of Shalcross Hall, Derbyshire?   * Garrison of Shalcross Hall, Derbyshire?
   * March: Siege of Biddulph Old Hall?   * March: Siege of Biddulph Old Hall?
 +  * March: Maj Edward Ashenhurst in garrison at Paynsley, Staffordshire
 +  * August: Randle Ashenhurst made governor of Bolsover Castle after its surrender
 +  * November: Edward Ashenhurst Colonel?
 +
 +====1645====
 +  *May: Ordered to join Brereton at Chester
  
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
  
-Randle Ashenhurst'​s regiment were formed by the authority of Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax after Ashenhurst left the service of Sir John Gell. Therefore they officially formed part of the Parliamentarian Northern Association,​ but do not appear to have served with the Faifaxes'​ field army. Ashenhurst'​s ​brother was captured in a skirmish between Hartington and Leek in the Derbyshire Peak District in November 1643, according to the Duchess of Newcastle'​s Memoirs, although it's uncertain whether the regiment was in existence at this time. In March 1644 a //Colonel Ashanhurst//​ was at the siege of Biddulph Old Hall with Sir William Brereton.+Randle Ashenhurst'​s regiment were formed by the authority of Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax after Ashenhurst left the service of Sir John Gell. Therefore they officially formed part of the Parliamentarian Northern Association,​ but do not appear to have served with the Faifaxes'​ field army. Ashenhurst ​(or his brother?) was captured in a skirmish between Hartington and Leek in the Derbyshire Peak District in November 1643, according to the Duchess of Newcastle'​s Memoirs, although it's uncertain whether the regiment was in existence at this time. In March 1644 a //Colonel Ashanhurst//​ was at the siege of Biddulph Old Hall with Sir William Brereton. Edward Ashenhurst was a Major in March 1644, governed Paynsley Staffs, and was Colonel by November 1644, probably of the same regiment
  
-James Cawved, a maimed soldier of Ashenhurst'​s Regiment submitted a petition for relief to the Derbyshire Quarter Sessions in 1649: "//The Humble Petition of James Cawved, Maymed soldier Sheweth that about 5 years agoe yor peticioner beinge souldier under the command of Coll. Randle Ashenhurst in the p'​liament'​s service beigne one of a p'tie by order appointed to keep the hall at Shallcross: Mr.Shallcrosse himself entringe the house: that ever since he hath lost the use of his arme and hand to his utter, undoinge.... In comiseracion whereof... may it please yor wor'​pps.... to appoint that yor peticioner may receavee such yerely stipend... as you shall think fitt towards the relief of himself his wife and children//​."​ (([[http://​www.newmillshistory.org.uk/​nl14.pdf]])) 
  
 ===== Notable Officers ===== ===== Notable Officers =====
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 Randle Ashenhurst, of Beard Hall Derbyshire was a well known local Justice of the Peace. He initially served as an officer in Sir John Gell's forces. However he fell into dispute with Gell and left his command. He was then authorised to raise a foot regiment by Lord Fairfax. Ashenhurst'​s arms consisted of: Or, a cockatrice, the tail nowed, with a serpent'​s head, Sable, the comb, wattles, and head, Gules; in his beak a trefoil, Vert. (('​General history: Gentry families of uncertain survival',​ Magna Britannia: volume 5: Derbyshire (1817), pp. CLIII-CLXVII. URL: http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​report.aspx?​compid=50709 ​ Date accessed: 17 October 2011.)) Randle Ashenhurst, of Beard Hall Derbyshire was a well known local Justice of the Peace. He initially served as an officer in Sir John Gell's forces. However he fell into dispute with Gell and left his command. He was then authorised to raise a foot regiment by Lord Fairfax. Ashenhurst'​s arms consisted of: Or, a cockatrice, the tail nowed, with a serpent'​s head, Sable, the comb, wattles, and head, Gules; in his beak a trefoil, Vert. (('​General history: Gentry families of uncertain survival',​ Magna Britannia: volume 5: Derbyshire (1817), pp. CLIII-CLXVII. URL: http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​report.aspx?​compid=50709 ​ Date accessed: 17 October 2011.))
  
 +====Edward Ashenhurst====
 +Edward Ashenhurst was Randle'​s younger brother, he was a Major in March 1644, governed Paynsley Staffs, and was Colonel by November 1644, probably of the same regiment. ​
 +
 +=====Contemporary References=====
 +
 +James Cawved, a maimed soldier of Ashenhurst'​s Regiment submitted a petition for relief to the Derbyshire Quarter Sessions in 1649: "//The Humble Petition of James Cawved, Maymed soldier Sheweth that about 5 years agoe yor peticioner beinge souldier under the command of Coll. Randle Ashenhurst in the p'​liament'​s service beigne one of a p'tie by order appointed to keep the hall at Shallcross: Mr. Shallcrosse himself entringe the house: that ever since he hath lost the use of his arme and hand to his utter, undoinge.... In comiseracion whereof... may it please yor wor'​pps.... to appoint that yor peticioner may receavee such yerely stipend... as you shall think fitt towards the relief of himself his wife and children//​."​ (([[http://​www.newmillshistory.org.uk/​nl14.pdf]]))
 +
 +=====Strength=====
  
 +=====See Also=====
  
 +=====Links=====
 +[[https://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​cromwell-army-officers/​surnames-a|BHO Surnames A]]