Colonel Simon Rugeley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSimon Rugeley
Area Raised
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of foot from Staffordshire, serving in Cheshire under Brereton and the Midlands in Denbigh’s force

Service History

1643

  • May 15th: Capture of Stafford.
  • July: Taking of Tong Castle?
  • July: Attack on Chillington House
  • August: Siege of Eccleshall Castle

1644

  • May: Siege of Rushall Hall
  • June: Siege of Dudley Castle
  • June: Battle of Tipton Green

1645

1646

Notes

Coats and Flags

Rugeley's Regiment wore grey coats 1). The cloth to make them being issued in May 1644.

Notable Officers

Colonel Simon Rugeley

Also given as Rudgley and Ridgley. Of Hawkesyard in Staffordshire

Officer List

  • Colonel Simon Rugeley (01/02/43 - 01/10/46)
    • Capt-Lt Christopher Higginson or Huginson(“Served for 5 or 6 months in 1643” Still in post 05/01/44)
    • Capt-Lt Peter Gerrard (served from 02/03/43 - 06/09/46 as successively Sargeant, Ensign & Capt-Lt)
  • Lt-Col Lewis Chadwick (02/02/43 - 20/03/44 then became Colonel of his own regiment)
  • Major Robert Stewart (23/05/43 - 01/04/44)
  • Major Henry Pinkney
  • Capt Robert Smith (27/01/43 - 29/04/44)
  • Capt Thomas Marston
  • Capt [] Smart
  • Capt [] Mason

Strength

See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846