Sir Richard Neville's Reading Auxiliary Regiment of Foot

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Richard Neville
Area RaisedOxford
Berkshire?
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist Reading Regiment of Auxiliaries raised April 1644

Service History

1644

  • April: Commissioned to be raised
  • April: At Oxford

Notes

A little-known regiment, what happened to it after April 1644 remains to be discovered.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Richard Neville

Richard Neville was High Sheriff of Berkshire from 1643 to 1644. He initially served in the Earl of Caernarvon’s Regiment of Horse and replaced Caernarvon as Colonel after the Earl was killed at 1st Newbury.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642.

Propositions regarding Reading Garrison

Harl. Mss.6802 f.88 ‘A Regiment of Auxiliaries be raised under command of Colonel Richard Neville 14.4.1644.’

Pikes

f.143 100 Pikes for Regiment for Colonel Richard Neville.(Crossed out)

Commissions

f.198 (reverse) Commissions to be signed Regimnt of Auxiliaries in Reading

  • Lt. Col.
  • 2 Capts.
  • 3 Lts.
  • 3 Ensigns
At Oxford

Harl. Mss. 6802 f.143 The Royal Regiment of Auxiliaries are in Oxford under Sir Richard Neville, 29th April 1644.

Strength

  • Based on commissions, appears to be 3 companies of foot

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