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Colonel Robert Villiers’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1647
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRobert Villiers
Area RaisedShropshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist Shropshire regiment of foot perhaps ending up in garrison at Harlech Castle

Service History

1643

  • June: Commissioned to be raised in Shropshire
  • October: At Oxford

1644

1645

1646

  • June to March 1647: Besieged at Harlech Castle?

1647

  • March: Surrender at Harlech Castle?

Notes

Mentioned at the ECWSA website

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Equipped with 200 muskets and 100 pikes in October 1643

Notable Officers

Robert Villiers

Illegitimate son of Sir Robert Howard of Clun by the wife of John Villiers Viscount Purbeck.

Strength

  • October 1643: 300 strong at Oxford with 200 muskets and 100 pikes

See Also