Colonel Thomas Birch’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelThomas Birch
Area RaisedLancashire
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Service History

1646

  • May to July: Siege of Goodrich Castle

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Notable Officers

Colonel Thomas Birch

Thomas Birch governed Liverpool after its recapture from the Royalists in 1644 to 1655.

Officer List

The two officers bellow signed a certificate for Thomas Still who lost an arm and suffered 28 “grievous wounds at Gotheridge Castle” 1)

  • Lieutenant Colonel Blackmore
  • Captain William Browne

29.8.1646

The muster taken 27.8.1646

A note of the number of Officers and private soldiers mustered Colonell Birchs Regiment

                                  Priv. 
                                  sold.

Colonels Company 84 1 Capt. Lt. 2 Sarg. 3 Corp. 1 Drum 1 Gent. of Arms 12 Pikes the rest Musketeeres

Lt. Col. Raymond 58 1 Lieut. 1 Ens. 2 3 2 1 (Breakdown not ment.)

Maj. John Blackmore 49 1 1 2 2 2 1

Maj. John Humphreys 49 1 1 2 2 2 1

Maj. Samuel Birch 79 1 1 2 3 2 1

Capt. Baskett 79 1 1 2 3 2 1

Capt. Tho. Millward 44 1 1 2 3 2 1

Capt. Will. Piggott 66 1 1 2 3 2 1

Capt. Dennis Taylor 57 1 1 2 3 1 1

Capt. Nehem. Collinson 51 1 2 3 2 1

Capt. Anth. Goodyear 61 1 1 2 3 2 1

n.b. His own Company has no Ensign listed.

The papers are loose and are an Add. Mss -I cant recall the no.- in the British Library.

Strength

See Also

1) HMC Various Collections vol 1 p117