Colonel Anthony Byerly’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelAnthony Byerly
Area RaisedDurham
Coat ColourWhite?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1644

Also known as ‘Byerly’s Bulldogs’

Royalist regiment of foot serving with the Marquis of Newcastle’s army

Service History

1644

  • January: Byerly commissioned Colonel, regiment raised in County Durham
  • Garrison Midridge House
  • Join Newcastle's Army
  • April to July: Besieged at York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

Notes

There is a brief history of the regiment in ECW N&Q Issue 2, p15, by Stuart Reid.

Coats and Flags

Reid conjectures that, since Byerley's arms bore a red cross crosslet on yellow field, their flags might have followed the same design. Additionally the white coats with blue and red silk crosses on their sleeves captured at York might have been from this regiment.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Col Anthony Byerly

Strength

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