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Lord Percy’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 1)
Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Percy
William Murray
Area RaisedNorth
Coat ColourWhite
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignCrescent
Field ArmiesOxford 1643-4

Later Colonel William Murray's Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot from the North serving with the Oxford Army

Service History

1643

  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Occupation of Newport Pagnell

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton?
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel, Percy dismissed
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • July: Recruited again in Glamorgan
  • July: To be sent to Newport

Notes

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 Cardiff2).

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 3).

Notable Officers

Lord Percy

Henry Percy was brother of Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland and was ennobled in 1643. He was dismissed during the Lostwithiel campaign of 1644 for complicity with Wilmot4).

Colonel William Murray

A Scots soldier and associate of Prince Rupert.

Strength

  • July 1645: 500 in Glamorgan

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) from original research by Victor Judge, BCW user 1642
3) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
4) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2