Sir Shilston Calmadey’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Shilston Calmadey
Area RaisedDevon
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesRuthen 1643?

Parliamentarian foot raised in Devon early in the First Civil War, later serving in the garrison of Plymouth

Service History

1642

  • November: Raised at Tavistock

1643

  • January: Battle of Braddock Down?
  • Garrison of Plymouth

1644

1645

1646

  • January 26th: Regiment leaves Plymouth garrison.
  • February: Siege of Ford Abbey; Calmadey killed

Notes

It’s not clear that this regiment actually participated in the poorly-documented Braddock Down campaign, but it does appear likely as Calmadey was captured there. The regiment might have been commanded by Robert Savery.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Shilston Calmadey

Sir Shilston Calmady was killed in action at the siege of Ford Abbey in Devon, in February 1646.

Officer List

  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Savery senior (02/05/43 - 27/08/45 the day of his death)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Savery junior (19/09/45 - 15/06/46 previously Lt to his father)

Strength

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