Colonel John Milward’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Milward
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesRupert 1644

Royalist regiment of foot forming part of Prince Rupert’s force in 1644

Service History


  • May: Milward commissioned Colonel (E.103.5)


  • March: Battle of Newark
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Skirmish at Burton-on-Trent??
  • August: Milward said to have joined Gell's Parliamentarians


Based at Chatsworth House

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Notable Officers

Col John Milward

Officer List

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel John Millward
  • Lieutenant Colonel George Bonny
  • Sargeant Major
  • Captain Francis Bruce
  • Captain David Ellis
  • Captain Fitz-Franke
  • Captain John Todd
  • Lieutenant Thomas Potts
  • Ensign Francis Cotterell

Dr. P.R.Newman in his Royalist Officers in England and Wales 1642-1660 believes Lt. Col. Bonny to be Robert Bonny an Ensign from 1640 in the Regiment of the Earl of Newport but I am not convinced of this attribution. Todd is listed as Captain of a Dragoon company in I.O. and mentioned by Symonds as once Governor of Wingfield for the rebels.

Contemporary References

E.7.33 The True Informer 24-31.8.1644 There are many of the Gentry of Darbyshire come in to Sir John Gell, as namely Colonel Milward (who lately lost most of his Regiment at Burton upon Trent) Capt. Fitz-Franke and M.George Bonys…


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