Sir William Springate’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1642 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelWilliam Springate
Area RaisedKent
Coat ColourRed
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesEssex 1643
Waller 1643-4

Parliamentarian regiment of foot that served with Waller’s army of the Southern Association

Service History


  • Raised in Kent


  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: Battle of Newbury
  • December: Storm of Alton Church
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel (5 coys)



Reduced into Weldon’s following Springate’s death.

Coats and Flags

Red coats, white flags, design unknown 2).

Notable Officers

Sir William Springate

Wounded at First Newbury, he caught the typhus while in garrison at Arundel and died in February 1644.

Officer Lists

Newbury Campaign 3)

  • Colonel Sir William Springate
    • Captain-Lieutenant Blucke
  • Major Nicholas Kempson
  • Captain Bevill Cruttenden
  • Captain William jones
  • Captain [ ] Bramfield
  • Captain [ ] Sharpe
  • Captain [ ] Spenser

For the Regiment while serving under Waller see Laurence Spring's Waller's Army The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2


  • 1642: 800 men

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) N.A. SP28/197/37-42