Sir Arthur Hesilrige’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Arthur Hesilrige
James Holborne
Area RaisedLondon
Coat ColourBlue
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-4
Holborne 1645

Later Colonel James Holborne’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the army of the Southern Association serving with Waller

Service History


  • August: Commissioned to be Raised
  • November: Siege of Basing House (5 coy)
  • November: Siege of Basing House (5 coy)
  • November: Standoff at Farnham (5 coy)
  • December: Storm of Alton Church
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel


  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • May to June: Besieged at Lyme Regis (3 coy)
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • December: Relief of Taunton



May 1644 Col. Cooke’s were reduced into the regiment. July 1644 two companies transferred to Colonel Holborne’s Regiment of Dragoons.

Flags and Coats

Blue coats. Blue flags, design unknown 2).

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 Arthur Hesilrige

Colonel James Holborne

James Holborne was a Scots officer.

Lt Col John Birch


  • November 1643: 400 men (5 coy?)
  • March 1644: 5 or more companies led by Birch at Cheriton

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846