Colonel Henry Cheater’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHenry Cheater
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Field ArmiesRupert 1644

Royalist regiment of foot fighting at Marston Moor

Service History


  • Garrison of Bolton le Dale Castle
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor


  • November: Besieged at Bolton le Dale Castle


In the Garrison of Bolton Castle until surrender 5th November 1645. Bolton Castle was originally garrisoned by Colonel Scroope. Said to have been in Pontefract garrison at some stage.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Col Henry Cheater

Cheater, or Chaytor, was a professional soldier, some say his regiment were from Ireland.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Henry Chaytor
  • Captain Rhys Munday (2)
  • Captain John Pawlet I.O. L + W
  • Captain Lancelot Walker I.O. Cumberland
  • Captain William Wharton I.O. L + W
  • Captain Ralph Willy I.O. Durham

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Chater's composition

(1) SP23.217.580 To the Honourable Committee for Compositions. The humble petition of Henry Chater of Croft in the County of Yorke, Gent.

Sheweth that your petitioner hath bin engaged in the first and second warre against the Parliament for which his estate is lyable to sequestration. And for that his estate is onely a rent charge for his life of 50L p anno, and that he hath noe other estate. He therefore humbly prayes to bee admitted to Composition for ye estate above mentioned according to the rules given by the Parliament. And he shall ever pray &e.

Hen. Chater.

Munday's commission

(2) Commission dated 26th June 1644 by Prince Rupert appointing Rice Munday Captain of Foot to 100 men in the Regiment of Colonel Henry Chaytor. Sold Sothebys 20th October 2010


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