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-|**Active**|1643 to |+|**Flag Illustration 1**|{{:​white_wavy.png?​200|}}((Flag images by kind permission of [[http://​www.wargamesdesigns.com/​ecw.html|Wargames Designs]]))| 
 +|**Active**|1643 to 1647|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian| |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
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 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Sir Thomas Myddleton|  |**Colonel**|Sir Thomas Myddleton|
 +| |Thomas Mason|
 |**Area Raised**|North-West| |**Area Raised**|North-West|
 |**Coat Colour**|Red?​| |**Coat Colour**|Red?​|
-|**Flag Colour**|Green|  +|**Flag Colour**|White|  
-|**Flag Design**|White devices| +|**Flag Design**|Green devices|
 |**Field Armies**|Brereton 1643-5| |**Field Armies**|Brereton 1643-5|
 | |Denbigh 1644| | |Denbigh 1644|
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 //​Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving in Cheshire, North Wales and the Midlands// //​Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving in Cheshire, North Wales and the Midlands//
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 +**Later Thomas Mason'​s Regiment of Foot**
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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   *October: Storm of Powis Castle   *October: Storm of Powis Castle
   *October: Taking of Ruthin Town   *October: Taking of Ruthin Town
 +  *December: Storm of Abbey Cwm Hir?
 +  *December: At Red Castle?
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
   *March to September: Siege of Chester   *March to September: Siege of Chester
 +  *June: Middleton leaves after the Self Denying Ordinance and Lt Col Thomas Mason takes over the regiment
 +  *July: Garrison of Montgomery Castle (det)
 +  *July: Garrison Red Castle (det)
 +
 +====1646====
 +
 +====1647====
  
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 As can be seen from the officer lists below this regiment went through a number of distinct stages. The original regiment took part in Brereton'​s and Myddleton'​s short lived invasion of Wales in late 1643 with 3 companies being left in garrison at Harwarden castle when they withdrew. Myddleton then returned to London taking his officers but apparently abandoning most of the rank and file at Wem. He then raised what seems to have been virtually a new regiment. With this he campaigned with the Earl of Denbigh in the West Midlands and Welsh Marches. However on arrival at the Welsh border many of his English Captains seem to have departed being replaced by new Welsh Captains. By mid 1645 the regiment appears almost entirely Welsh. ​ As can be seen from the officer lists below this regiment went through a number of distinct stages. The original regiment took part in Brereton'​s and Myddleton'​s short lived invasion of Wales in late 1643 with 3 companies being left in garrison at Harwarden castle when they withdrew. Myddleton then returned to London taking his officers but apparently abandoning most of the rank and file at Wem. He then raised what seems to have been virtually a new regiment. With this he campaigned with the Earl of Denbigh in the West Midlands and Welsh Marches. However on arrival at the Welsh border many of his English Captains seem to have departed being replaced by new Welsh Captains. By mid 1645 the regiment appears almost entirely Welsh. ​
 +
 =====Flags and Coats===== =====Flags and Coats=====
 In October 1644 Myddleton paid for 36 red coats as well as for white cloth to make "​drawes and wascots"​ (NA SP28/​346/​unfoliated) In October 1644 Myddleton paid for 36 red coats as well as for white cloth to make "​drawes and wascots"​ (NA SP28/​346/​unfoliated)
  
- +At some point Myddleton purchased 3 white ensigns with green devices (NA SP28/​346/​unfoliated) unfortunately the receipt was torn in half vertically and the rear of the surviving half used for a billeting ​receipt.
-At some point Myddleton purchased 3 white ensigns with green devices (NA SP28/​346/​unfoliated) unfortunately the receipt was torn in half vertically and the rear of the surviving half used for a billiting ​receipt.+
 =====Notable Officers==== =====Notable Officers====
 ====Sir Thomas Myddleton==== ====Sir Thomas Myddleton====
 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-thomas-myddelton|Sir Thomas Myddleton]] [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-thomas-myddelton|Sir Thomas Myddleton]]
 +====Thomas Mason====
 +Served at Lt Col and took over the regiment following the Self Denying Ordnance but it's unclear when or if he was promoted Colonel
 ====Officer Lists==== ====Officer Lists====
 ===1643=== ===1643===
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   *Capt Hugh Massie (by 15/04/44-to at least 02/04/45)   *Capt Hugh Massie (by 15/04/44-to at least 02/04/45)
   *Capt Thomas Pepes (by 26/04/44)   *Capt Thomas Pepes (by 26/04/44)
-  *Capt William Sperring (20/​06/​43-08/​07/​44) 
  
 ===1644-1645 Welsh Phase=== ===1644-1645 Welsh Phase===
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   *Capt William Hincks   *Capt William Hincks
   *Capt Kemiston   *Capt Kemiston
-  *Capt Arundell (possibly John Arundell Master ​Gunnerand ​not a Company commander) ​+  *Capt Arundell (possibly John Arundell Master ​Gunner and not a Company commander) ​
   *Capt Rich Basnet in regt October 1644   *Capt Rich Basnet in regt October 1644
   *Capt Robert Brumfield in regt October 1644   *Capt Robert Brumfield in regt October 1644