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parliamentarian:foot-regiments:thomas-rainsborough [13/01/2014 21:20]
parliamentarian:foot-regiments:thomas-rainsborough [22/03/2017 13:15] (current)
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-|**Active**| 1644-1645|+|**Active**| 1644 to 1646|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian| |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
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 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Thomas Rainsborough| |**Colonel**|Thomas Rainsborough|
-| |James Grey|+| |Henry Grey|
 |**Area Raised**|Lincoln| |**Area Raised**|Lincoln|
-|**Coat Colour**| | +|**Coat Colour**|Red?|
 |**Flag Colour**| |  |**Flag Colour**| |
 |**Flag Design**| |  |**Flag Design**| |
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-**Later Colonel ​James Grey’s Regiment of Foot**+**Later Colonel Grey’s Regiment of Foot**
 // Parliamentarian regiment of Foot of Manchester’s Eastern Association//​  // Parliamentarian regiment of Foot of Manchester’s Eastern Association//​
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
-  *June: Raised at Lincoln+  *May: Raised at Lincoln 
 +  *June: Equipment ordered for the regiment
   *October to December: Siege of Crowland   *October to December: Siege of Crowland
   ​   ​
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   *March: At Grantham   *March: At Grantham
   *May: Grey appointed Colonel ​   *May: Grey appointed Colonel ​
 +  *May: Grey commissioner for surrender of Newark
 +  *June: Grey's Colonelcy ends
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 +A number of officers and men in Rainsborough'​s regiment had returned from New England to fight for Parliament, including Lieutenant-Colonel Israel Stoughton, Major Nehemiah Bourne and Captain John Leverett. Rainsborough'​s family was connected by marriage to the Winthrops of Massachusetts. His sister Martha was briefly married to John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts,​ while another sister, Judith, was married to Winthrop'​s son Stephen, who served in Rainsborough'​s regiment.
 =====Coats and Flags===== =====Coats and Flags=====
 A mention of Rainsborough'​s in red coats likely refers to his embryonic New Model Army regiment, not this regiment which was soon handed over to Col. Grey.  A mention of Rainsborough'​s in red coats likely refers to his embryonic New Model Army regiment, not this regiment which was soon handed over to Col. Grey. 
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 +A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s //Regiments of the Eastern Association//​((The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 2, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8))
 ====Thomas Rainsborough==== ====Thomas Rainsborough====
-[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​thomas-rainsborough|Thomas Rainsborough]] +[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​thomas-rainsborough|Thomas Rainsborough]] ​Republican officer who served in Parliament'​s army and navy. 
-====James Grey====+====Colonel Grey==== 
 +According to Spring, this was James Grey, previously a captain in Col. Thomas Grey's Foot. However evidence uncovered by Ivor Carr suggests that Henry Grey, previously Lt Col of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​lord-grey-of-groby|Lord Grey of Groby'​s Regiment of Foot]] succeeded Rainsborough.  
 +====Colonel Henry Grey==== 
 +(Lieutenant Colonel of 09/02/44 - 22/09/44; Colonel 04/04/45 - 25/08/46. His service as Colonel is stated as having been in Lincolnshire. This suggests that we may be maybe dealing with two different regiments. In fact it appears Grey took over [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​thomas-rainsborough|Colonel Thomas Rainsborough’s Regiment of Foot]] and that Spring is mistaken in giving this to Col James Grey) 
 +====Officer List==== 
 +  *Captain Henry Higgins (03/05/44 - 29/​08/​44)((N.A. SP28/​258/​book3/​37)) 
 +In May 1645 Parliament ordered that commissions be issued to various officers under Col. Henry Gray in Lincolnshire (Officers marked * had junior officers commissioned under them) 
 +  *Colonel Henry Gray* -Captain Lieutenant Robert Russell 
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel William Chandler 
 +  *Major Peter Stubber 
 +  *Captain Andrew Ruddock 
 +  *Captain Richard Lewis (for the company previously under Captain Tooleday) 
 +  *Captain [Owen] Cambridge* 
 +  *Captain [Robert] Bee* 
 +  *Captain [Samuel} Playford* ​  
 +Chandler, Stubber, Cambridge, Bee and Playford had all served under Rainsborough. Stubber however claimed to have served in Col. Rossiter'​s otherwise unknown regiment of Foot during the period in question. He later led [[commonwealth:​foot-regiments:​peter-stubber|Colonel Peter Stubber’s Regiment of Foot]] in Ireland.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 +[[http://​wiki.bcw-project.org/​new-model-army/​foot-regiments/​thomas-rainsborough|Thomas Rainsborough'​s regiment of foot, New Model Army]]
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====