Colonel Arthur Radford’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War?
ColonelArthur Radford
Area RaisedDorset
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Royalist regiment of foot from Dorset

Service History


  • June: Radford compounds on Exeter articles


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Arthur Radford

Of Develish, Dorset

Colonel Arthur Radfords Regiment of Foot

Colonel Arthur Radford

Lieutenant Colonel John Dirdo

Sargeant Major

Captain Lieutenant


Lieutenant Morgan Cave I.O. Dorset to Lt. Col. Dirdo Lieutenant Clifford Hussy I.O. Dorset Lieutenant Henry Willys I.O. Somerset

Here Lieth the body of John Dirdo Gent. Who died the 27th December 1691

Arthur Radford Colonel for the King summoned the County to appear at Sturminster for raising souldiers,Robert Busbridge was sat at the Table with him.

Busbridge secretly took bribes of between 5 and 10 shillings to strike out certain mens names from the list to be soldiers under Radford.

The Regiment were in garrison at Sturminster Castle with Radford as Governor but left the Castle in 1644 upon the advance of the Parliamentary Army.


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