Lord Chandos’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Chandos
Sir William Morton
Area RaisedGloucestershire?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Later Sir William Morton’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot garrisoning Sudeley Castle during the First Civil War.

Service History

1643

  • January: Besieged at Sudeley Castle?

1644

  • April: In garrison at Tewksbury and Sudeley Castle
  • April: Chandos surrenders, regiment taken over by Morton
  • June: Besieged at Sudeley Castle

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Chandos

George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos served the King loyally through 1643 but in April 1644 argued with Prince Rupert over the appointment of Sir William Vavasour as Colonel General of Gloucestershire and surrendered himself to the Parliamentarians at London. He was confined and compounded for a large sum in 1646.

Sir William Morton

Sir William Morton Lt Col to Chandos, he took over after Chandos' surrender, was captured at the fall of Sudeley in 1644 and imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Lord Chandos
  • Colonel Sir William Morton
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sayer
  • Sargeant Major Aldham
  • Sargeant Major Floyd
  • Captain John Anderson I.O. Herts. (F)
  • Captain William Banks I.O. L + W (of Cheapside, London) (F)
  • Captain Bridges E.306.8
  • Captain John Morton Ment. I.O. (F)
  • Captain Thomas Robbins I.O. Glos. + L+ W
  • Captain Colt
  • Captain Fitzwilliams
  • Captain Lieutenant Joseph Laight I.O. Glos.
  • Lieutenant Dangerfield
  • Lieutenant Dunscombe
  • Lieutenant Kindley
  • Lieutenant Manford
  • Lieutenant Quillot
  • Lieutenant Stokes
  • Lieutenant Thornborough
  • Ensign Thomas Forty I.O. Oxon. to Capt. Morton (F)
  • Ensign Shewel (F)
  • Ensign Bratt (F)
  • Ensign Mason (F)
  • Ensign Roseham (F)

(F) denotes definitely Foot, other officers might be mixed up with Lord Chandos’ Regiment of Horse

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Tewksbury & Sudeley Garrisons

f.84 Propositions exhibited to the Lords Committee regarding the support of Sudeley Garrison 12.4.1644

  • 1. That Lord Chandos Regiment of Foot be recruited to 500 and that the commanded foot of Lord Chandos now in Tewkesbury be drawn back to Sudeley and 100 musketeers be placed in some some garrison for the better defence of the Country as the Lord Chandos shall approve.
  • 2. That Lord Chandos Regiment of Horse remain near Sudeley and not to be commanded forth and to be recruited to 300 horse or more and 100 Dragoon horses be provided for that Garrison.
  • 3. re Contribution MORE

E.252.43 FIND MY ORIGINAL EGERTON MSS. NOTES 785.f.29

Strength

  • Proposed to be recruited up to 500 in April 1644, so presumably considerably weaker than this at the time

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