Colonel Chidley Coote's Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelChidley Coote
Area RaisedShropshire
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Parliamentarian regiment of horse from Shropshire

Service History


  • August: Coote transfers out of Brereton's horse
  • November: Coote commissioned colonel of the Shropshire horse


  • July: Coote's pay claim as Colonel of the Shropshire horse ends and he begins to raise a regiment for service in Ireland


Very likely Coote took over a pre-existing regiment of Shropshire horse

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Chidley Coote

Chidley Coote was brother of Sir Charles Coote, Second Baronet. He defended Birr Castle from 1641 until its fall in 1643. After serving in Ireland with his father and brother, Coote came to England following the cessation and served as Lieutenant Colonel of Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Foot. In September 1644 he was attempting to raise a troop but this appears to have come to nothing and instead by December he had taken over the troop of Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Horse raised by Francis Farrington. He claimed for pay under Brereton from 20/10/44 till 10/08/45. At this point he transferred to command the Shropshire horse being promoted Colonel on 08/11/45 and serving until 31/07/46. He then raised his Regiment of Horse for service in Ireland.


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