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 ====Sir Bernard Astley==== ====Sir Bernard Astley====
-Sir Bernard Astley (k. 1645) was the son of Sir Jacob Astley, Sergeant Major General of the King's infantry. He served as Major of his father'​s regiment in the Bishops'​ Wars, then in Ireland. ​By 1643 he returned to England and became Lieutenant Colonel of the Marquis of Hertford'​s Foot. After the Storm of Bristol in 1643 Hertford withdrew from military command and returned to Court at Oxford, Astley being promoted to Colonel after recovery from an illness. He commanded an infantry brigade of the Oxford Army during the 1644 campaign and at Naseby in 1645. Astley then accompanied Prince Rupert to Bristol, and was mortally wounded during the Second Siege of Bristol on 4th September 1645. +Sir Bernard Astley (k. 1645) was the son of Sir Jacob Astley, Sergeant Major General of the King's infantry. He served as Major of his father'​s regiment in the Bishops'​ Wars, then as Major of Erneley'​s regiment ​in Ireland. ​In 1643 he returned to England and became Lieutenant Colonel of the Marquis of Hertford'​s Foot. After the Storm of Bristol in 1643 Hertford withdrew from military command and returned to Court at Oxford, Astley being promoted to Colonel after recovery from an illness. He commanded an infantry brigade of the Oxford Army during the 1644 campaign and at Naseby in 1645. Astley then accompanied Prince Rupert to Bristol, and was mortally wounded during the Second Siege of Bristol on 4th September 1645. 
  
 ====Officer Lists==== ====Officer Lists====