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 +A history of the unit and lists of its officers are shown in Andrew Abram’s //More Like Lions Than Men: Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament 1642-46// Helion & Co. Ltd., Warwick, 2020. ISBN 978-1-913118-82-2
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 In April 1645 consisted of 16 companies including 3 dragoon/​firelock companies, shown under [[parliamentarian:​dragoon-regiments:​sir-william-brereton|Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Dragoons]]. The regiment was probably disbanded in late 1645 or early 1646 as part of a general reorganization of the Cheshire forces. In April 1645 consisted of 16 companies including 3 dragoon/​firelock companies, shown under [[parliamentarian:​dragoon-regiments:​sir-william-brereton|Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Dragoons]]. The regiment was probably disbanded in late 1645 or early 1646 as part of a general reorganization of the Cheshire forces.
  
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-At least one company of the regiment was paid for grey coaits ​in 1645. April 1645 Staffordshire Committee dispersed £30 12s. 11d. for grey coats for Captain Monke'​s company((National Archive SP28/134/12 folio 395r))+At least one company of the regiment was provided ​grey coats in 1645. April 1645 Staffordshire Committee dispersed £30 12s. 11d. for grey coats for Captain Monke'​s company((National Archive SP28/134/12 folio 395r))
  
 BCW user andy-1961 notes that "there are references from 1644 to a 'black regiment'​ and 'a regiment carrying all black colours'​ marching from Cheshire to Lancashire - these are likely to be Brereton'​s own regiment. Black colours would correspond with the known cavalry cornets and trumpet banners purchased by Brereton for his own troop in either 1642 or 1643, and would seem particularly likely for his foot regiment"​. However BCW user 1642 has provided information that Brereton'​s carried white flags in 1643/4 ((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642)), but devices are unknown (Illustration 1). I will update when we manage to resolve this. BCW user andy-1961 notes that "there are references from 1644 to a 'black regiment'​ and 'a regiment carrying all black colours'​ marching from Cheshire to Lancashire - these are likely to be Brereton'​s own regiment. Black colours would correspond with the known cavalry cornets and trumpet banners purchased by Brereton for his own troop in either 1642 or 1643, and would seem particularly likely for his foot regiment"​. However BCW user 1642 has provided information that Brereton'​s carried white flags in 1643/4 ((Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642)), but devices are unknown (Illustration 1). I will update when we manage to resolve this.