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 |**Colonel**|Earl Rivers| |**Colonel**|Earl Rivers|
 | |Sir John Boys| | |Sir John Boys|
-|**Coat Colour**|Red or Blue| +|**Coat Colour**|Unknown|
 |**Area Raised**|Cheshire|  |**Area Raised**|Cheshire|
 |**Flag Colour**|Black|  |**Flag Colour**|Black|
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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
-Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Under Earl Rivers in December 1643 the regiment carried black flags ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ 
  
-The uniform colour of the Regiment is unknown but from the following note at Oxford dated January 1642(3) they were the same colour as Col. Blagges ​Regiment :- //Whereas there are now making at Wallingford diverse suits of clothes towards the clothing of the Garrison, that the Governor there should cause equal distribution to be made such clothes between his own and the Earl Rivers Regiment proportionately according to the strength and number of each Regiment.//​((Harl. Mss. 6852. f.95))+The uniform colour of the Regiment is unknown but from the following note at Oxford dated January 1642(3) they were the same colour as [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​thomas-blagge|Colonel Thomas Blagge’s ​Regiment ​of Foot]] ​:- //Whereas there are now making at Wallingford diverse suits of clothes towards the clothing of the Garrison, that the Governor there should cause equal distribution to be made such clothes between his own and the Earl Rivers Regiment proportionately according to the strength and number of each Regiment.//​((Harl. Mss. 6852. f.95))
  
-The colours are in Harl.1383 in consecutive folios 30, 31 and 32.                                                                                                                                                The narration for folio 30 reads Collonell John Boyse Sonn to Sir Edward Boyse of Kent+Under Earl Rivers in December 1643 the regiment carried black flags ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). There is a series of three black foot ensigns recorded within a manuscript of horse cornets. ​The colours are in Harl.1383 in consecutive folios 30, 31 and 32.                                                                                                                                                The narration for folio 30 reads //Collonell John Boyse Sonn to Sir Edward Boyse of Kent//, there is no narration for folios 31 and 32. It is possible that these Colours were sketched at the surrender ​of Donnington or Wallingford. 
-There is no narration for folios 31 and 32. + 
-It is possible that the Colours were sketched at the surrender.+Folio 30 shows a black flag with a red-winged angel in yellow robes and white sash bearing a sword and the motto below //THOU SHALT BREAK THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON//. Presumably this was the flag of the Colonel'​s company.  
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 +Folios 31 and 32 show black flags with the usual red St George cross in a white canton. One has a motto diagonally down from the canton //why doe the Heathen Rage//, perhaps this is the Lt Col's flag. The last has a pile wavy and a motto horizontally at the top the flag //Shall they Escape for their wickedness O Lord//, perhaps the Major'​s flag
  
-They were issued 30 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395))+The regiment was issued 30 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395))
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Earl Rivers==== ====Earl Rivers====