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-The regiment had a rather convoluted history, raised by the Earl of Chesterfield,​ then passed to his son Ferdinando after the surrender of Lichfield. Stanhope led the regiment in the Midlands but was killed in a skirmish near Nottingham in December 1644. Meanwhile Barnard had led the foot to Hereford (Stanhope perhaps still commanded his horse regiment), and they were besieged at Abbey Cwm Hir, surrendering in December. Moving into garrison at Canon Frome, in between Hereford and Worcester, their depredations incensed the local peasantry, contributing to the Herefordshire clubman uprising. The garrison were though to be mostly Anglo-Irish by this stage. In July 1645 Barnard was besieged at Canon Frome in Herefordshire by the Scots Covenanter army under the Earl of Leven. During the siege the Scots' general Laurence Crawford was killed, which so enraged the army that they massacred most of the garrison of seventy when they successfully stormed it. +The regiment had a rather convoluted history, raised by the Earl of Chesterfield,​ then passed to his son Ferdinando after the surrender of Lichfield. Stanhope led the regiment in the Midlands, as part of Lord Loughborough'​s force based at Ashby de la Zouch, ​but was killed in a skirmish near Nottingham in December 1644. Meanwhile Barnard had led the foot to Hereford (Stanhope perhaps still commanded his horse regiment), and they were besieged at Abbey Cwm Hir, surrendering in December. Moving into garrison at Canon Frome, in between Hereford and Worcester, their depredations incensed the local peasantry, contributing to the Herefordshire clubman uprising. The garrison were though to be mostly Anglo-Irish by this stage. In July 1645 Barnard was besieged at Canon Frome in Herefordshire by the Scots Covenanter army under the Earl of Leven. During the siege the Scots' general Laurence Crawford was killed, which so enraged the army that they massacred most of the garrison of seventy when they successfully stormed it. 
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====