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parliamentarian:foot-regiments:thomas-ballard [26/09/2014 23:53]
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 Originally raised for service in Ireland before being drafted into the Earl of Essex'​s Army. Ballard left the regiment in Aug 1643 to take up a command in the midlands and the regiment was taken over by it's Lt-Col Francis Martyn. From May 1644 to October 1645 the regiment formed the garrison of Aylesbury. A few of the officers seem to have been continued in pay until spring 1646.  Originally raised for service in Ireland before being drafted into the Earl of Essex'​s Army. Ballard left the regiment in Aug 1643 to take up a command in the midlands and the regiment was taken over by it's Lt-Col Francis Martyn. From May 1644 to October 1645 the regiment formed the garrison of Aylesbury. A few of the officers seem to have been continued in pay until spring 1646. 
  
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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 Wore grey coats lined white from September 1642 receiving a new issue in August 1643 that was probably red or grey ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ Wore grey coats lined white from September 1642 receiving a new issue in August 1643 that was probably red or grey ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Thomas Ballard==== ====Thomas Ballard====
 +Ballard was Lt Col of [[bishops-wars:​english-foot-regiments:​lord-grandison|Lord Grandison’s Regiment of Foot]] of the Second Bishops'​ War. He commanded an infantry brigade of Essex'​s army at Edgehill then took up a command in the Midlands where he was unsuccessful at the First Siege of Newark. ​
 ====Francis Martin==== ====Francis Martin====
 ====Officer Lists==== ====Officer Lists====