Earl of Marlborough’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Marlborough
Area RaisedWest Country
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Field ArmiesHopton 1643

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving with Hopton in 1643, then garrison of Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Service History

1643

  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Besieged at Devizes
  • Garrison of Farleigh Hungerford Castle

1644

1645

  • September: Surrender of Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Notes

Marlborough was Hopton’s General of Artillery at Lansdown so possibly the unit served as an artillery guard.

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Marlborough

James Ley, 3rd Earl of Marlborough by late 1643 he was appointed Admiral of the Royalist fleet at Dartmouth.

Lt Col James Hungerford

Of Sheldon Manor. He was in command at the surrender of Farleigh Hungerford to his half-brother Sir Edward Hungerford.

Strength

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