Colonel Robert Overton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRobert Overton
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesFairfax 1643-4

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Northern Association

Service History

1643

  • September to October: Besieged at Hull?

1644

  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York

1645

  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • March to July: Siege of Pontefract
  • August: Garrison of Pontefract
  • July to October: Siege of Sandal Castle?

1646

1647

  • May: Overton appointed to command Herbert's Regiment of Foot in the New Model Army
  • July: The regiment still serving with the Northern Association and elects agitators

Notes

As Governor of Pontefract Overton also had a troop of horse.

Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Robert Overton

Robert Overton was later colonel of a New Model Army regiment of foot, from 1647.

Officer List

  • Major Cotterell1)
  • Captain Richard Bainford2)
  • Captain Uriah Wright3)

Strength

See Also

1) , 2) , 3) N.A. E121/5/7