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 Although most of the rank and file were captured at Naseby, in early July 1645 the Regiment of Colonel Murray had been re-recruited to a strength of 500 and were in Glamorgan and intended to garrison Cardiff((from original research by Victor Judge, BCW user 1642)). Although most of the rank and file were captured at Naseby, in early July 1645 the Regiment of Colonel Murray had been re-recruited to a strength of 500 and were in Glamorgan and intended to garrison Cardiff((from original research by Victor Judge, BCW user 1642)).
 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
-Percy'​s were noted as dressed in white coats in February 1644 and carried white flags differenced by crescents in April 1644. The colour of the crescents is unclear, but likely blue ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​+Percy'​s were noted as dressed in white coats in February 1644 and carried white flags differenced by crescents in April 1644. The colour of the crescents is unclear, but likely blue ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​Uniform White Coats ((Harl. Mss.986.f.75)). Colours white with blue crescents ((Harl. Mss.986.f.82)). There has been speculation that Percy'​s regiment were armed with firelocks as an artillery guard as Percy was General of Ordnance. However from the Royalist Ordnance Papers (see below) it seems clear that they were equipped conventionally with pikes and matchlock muskets in 1643.  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Lord Percy==== ====Lord Percy====
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 ====Colonel William Murray==== ====Colonel William Murray====
 A Scots soldier and associate of Prince Rupert. ​ A Scots soldier and associate of Prince Rupert. ​
 +====Officer Lists====
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
  
-Lord Henry Percys regiment of Foot+  *Colonel ​Lord Henry Percy 
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Henry Bard (1)  
 +  *Sargeant Major Thomas Brady (2) 
 +  *Sargeant Major Henry Crompton Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Sargeant Major Anthony Wharton (5)
  
 +  *Captain Dangerfield (3)
 +  *Captain Andrew Forrester Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Captain David Whitford (6) + I.O. L + W
  
 +  *Lieutenant Thomas Hall (5)
 +  *Lieutenant William Martyn (4) 
 +  *Lieutenant John Steley I.O. L + W to Capt. Forrester
 +  *Lieutenant Thomas Theobald I.O. Suffolk to Sgnt. Maj. Crompton
  
-Uniform White Coats  HarlMss.986.f.75+  *Ensign George Heigham I.OSuffolk to Sgnt MajCrompton
  
-Colours White with blue crescents Harl. Mss.986.f.82+=====Contemporary References=====
  
-Lieutenant Colonel ​  Henry Bard                   (1) +(1) WO.55.459.368 ​  ​2.8.1643  
 +  
 +30 Muskets and 6 Halberds to Lt.Col. Bard for the present supply of my Regiment. Henry Percy
  
-Sargeant Major          Thomas Brady            ​(2) +(2) E.62.4  Mercurius Civicus 20th to 28th July, 1643
-Sargeant Major          Henry Crompton ​        MentI.O. +
-Sargeant Major          Anthony Wharton ​      (5)+
  
-Captain ​                                    ​Dangerfield ​   (3) +The examination of John Dod, Clerk
-Captain ​                      ​Andrew Forrester ​      Ment. I.O.  +
-Captain ​                      David Whitford ​           (6) + I.O. L + W+
  
-Lieutenant ​                 Thomas Hall                (5) +Saith that after he had suffered many miseries in this rebellion of Ireland, he repaired into this Kingdom, and some occasions carrying him to Oxford, he stayed there seven weeks and came out of Oxford June 13, 1643That during his stay there, he saw a great number of Irish rebels whom he very well knew to have had an hand in the most barbarous actions of that rebellion, as the dashing of small infants in pieces, the ripping up of women with child, and the like; among whom was one Thomas ​Brady who at Turbet, in the County of Cavan in the Province of Ulster in Ireland, within seven miles where this said examinant lived, as 36 old men, and women and children, not able to flie, were passing over a bridge, caused them all to be thrown into the water, where they were all drownedThat this Brady is now at Oxford, in great favour, and Sargeant Major to Colonel Percy, his Regiment.
-Lieutenant ​                 William Martyn ​           (4)  +
-Lieutenant ​                 John Steley ​                I.O. L + W to Capt. Forrester +
-Lieutenant ​                Thomas ​Theobald ​     I.O. Suffolk ​to Sgnt. MajCrompton+
  
-Ensign ​                      ​George Heigham ​        I.O. Suffolk to Sgnt Maj. Crompton 
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-(1) WO.55.459.368 ​  ​2.8.1643 ​ 
-30 Muskets and 6 Halberds to Lt.Col. Bard for the present supply of my Regiment.Henry Percy 
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-(2) E.62.4 ​ Mercurius Civicus 20th to 28th July,​1643. ​ 
-The examination of John Dod, Clerk 
-Saith that after he had suffered many miseries in this rebellion of Ireland,he repaired into this Kingdom,and some occasions carrying him to Oxford,he stayed there seven weeks and came out of Oxford June 13,1643. 
-That during his stay there,he saw a great number of Irish rebels whom he very well knew to have had an hand in the most barbarous actions of that rebellion,​as the dashing of small infants in pieces,the ripping up of women with child,and the like; among whom was one Thomas Brady who at Turbet,in the County of Cavan in the Province of Ulster in Ireland,​within seven miles where this said examinant lived,as 36 old men, and women and children,​not able to flie,were passing over a bridge,​caused them all to be thrown into the water,where they were all drowned. 
-That this Brady is now at Oxford,in great favour,and Sargeant Major to Colonel Percy,his Regiment. 
  
 WO55.459.11 WO55.459.11
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 To Sir Jo: Heydon Knt. Lieutenant Generall of the Ordnance and to ye Officers of the same. To Sir Jo: Heydon Knt. Lieutenant Generall of the Ordnance and to ye Officers of the same.
 +
 You are forthwith upon sight hereof to receive out of his Majesties Magazine two hundred weight of match and one hundred thereof to deliver to Maior Wharton for ye use of my Regiment and ye other to deliver to Maior Cotterell for ye use of Collonell Gerards Regiment and for your soe doeinge this shalbe your warrant. You are forthwith upon sight hereof to receive out of his Majesties Magazine two hundred weight of match and one hundred thereof to deliver to Maior Wharton for ye use of my Regiment and ye other to deliver to Maior Cotterell for ye use of Collonell Gerards Regiment and for your soe doeinge this shalbe your warrant.
 Dated at Oxford ye 4. of March 1643 Dated at Oxford ye 4. of March 1643
  
 Percy Percy
 +
  
 WO55.459.11 WO55.459.11
 +
 4. die March 1643 4. die March 1643
 +
 Rec'd out of his Majesties stores according to ye warrant within written for ye use of the Lord Percys Regiment of Foote Rec'd out of his Majesties stores according to ye warrant within written for ye use of the Lord Percys Regiment of Foote
 Match 1cwt  Match 1cwt 
 The mark of Andrew Miller AM The mark of Andrew Miller AM
 +
  
 (3) DRO.QSP.128.28.4 + 5.  (3) DRO.QSP.128.28.4 + 5. 
 +
 Petition of Richard Greepe served as a foot soldier under Capt. Dangerfield in the regiment of Col. Piercy and afterwards under Capt. Bartholomew Gidley (Sir John Aclands regiment of Foot). Petition of Richard Greepe served as a foot soldier under Capt. Dangerfield in the regiment of Col. Piercy and afterwards under Capt. Bartholomew Gidley (Sir John Aclands regiment of Foot).
  
-There is a strong possibility that in fact he served under Col. Edmund Pierce although he did not have a regiment of Foot. +There is a strong possibility that in fact he served under Col. Edmund Pierce although he did not have a regiment of Foot. Greepe states that he served at Banbury, Reading and Hampton house as well as the siege of Plymouth. ​ 
-Greepe states that he served at Banbury,​Reading and Hampton house as well as the siege of Plymouth. ​+
  
 (4) WO.55.459.276 + 7  24.6.1643 (4) WO.55.459.276 + 7  24.6.1643
 +
 Received out of his Majesties stores (being borrowed of Collonell Lunsfords Regiment formerly brought into the said stores whereof I have undertaken to give satisfaction & to returne the same upon demand) (in regard his Majesties Magazine could not afford any). Received out of his Majesties stores (being borrowed of Collonell Lunsfords Regiment formerly brought into the said stores whereof I have undertaken to give satisfaction & to returne the same upon demand) (in regard his Majesties Magazine could not afford any).
 Drumbe- ​  one Drumbe- ​  one
 Willm Martyn Lieutenant to General Percy. Willm Martyn Lieutenant to General Percy.
 +
  
 (5) WO.55.459.360 (5) WO.55.459.360
-9 Halbards,2 drums,4 pikes & 79 swords to Sargeant Major Wharton of my Regiment of Foot.+ 
 +9 Halbards, 2 drums, 4 pikes & 79 swords to Sargeant Major Wharton of my Regiment of Foot.
 Percy. Signed Lieutenant Thos. Hall. 13.7.1643 Percy. Signed Lieutenant Thos. Hall. 13.7.1643
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 +
 WO.55.459.547/​8 WO.55.459.547/​8
 2 Barrels of powder,​match and ball .Sgt.Maj Wharton 24.10.1643 2 Barrels of powder,​match and ball .Sgt.Maj Wharton 24.10.1643
 +
 +
 WO.55.459.552 Signed Anthony Wharton 24.10.1643. WO.55.459.552 Signed Anthony Wharton 24.10.1643.
 +
  
 (6) SP29.361.76 (6) SP29.361.76
-Petition of David Whitford Clerk,​faithfully served your Maesty in all wars and your father of blessed memory.+Petition of David Whitford Clerk, faithfully served your Maesty in all wars and your father of blessed memory.
  
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====