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-|**Field Armies**|Hopton 1643|+|**Field Armies**|Garrison|
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 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
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 +  *August: Bassett commissioned colonel of a North Devon Trained Band, which instead supports Parliament
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   *May: Battle of Stratton??   *May: Battle of Stratton??
 +  *Bassett commissioned Captain in Lord Mohun'​s regiment by Prince Maurice
   *July: Battle of Lansdown??   *July: Battle of Lansdown??
   *July: Besieged at Devizes??   *July: Besieged at Devizes??
  
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 +  *Garrison of St Michael'​s Mount?
  
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 +  *Garrison of St Michael'​s Mount?
  
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-A Sir Arthur Bassett ​also led the Marquis ​of Newcastle’s foot. +In August 1642 Arthur Bassett ​was commissioned colonel by the King to gain control ​of [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​hugh-pollard|Sir Samuel Rolle'​s Devon Trained Band Regiment of Foot]], that supported the Parliamentarians,​ which attempt seems to have come to nothing. Probably Bassett'​s regiment was not yet raised in 1643, Bassett fighting on the Lansdown campaign as an officer in Lord Mohun's foot. At some stage Bassett was involved in one of the sieges of Plymouth, unclear whether this was under Mohun or with his own regiment.  
-===== Flags=====+ 
 +=====Coats, ​Flags & Equipment===== 
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-A list of the regiment'​s officers is shown in //Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army// by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press). ​+
 ====Sir Arthur Bassett==== ====Sir Arthur Bassett====
-Mentioned by Pepys ([[http://​www.pepysdiary.com/​encyclopedia/​7639/​|Pepys'​ diary encyclopedia]]). He might have been the Sir Arthur ​Bassett who led and was perhaps Colonel ​of the [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​marquis-of-newcastle|Marquis of Newcastles’ Regiment of Foot]], although this has been the subject ​of much [[http://​newcastlesfoote.co.uk/Page_Collections/History/History_Colonelcy%20Page%201.htm|debate]]+Of Umberleigh, Devon. Not to be confused with the Sir Arthur Bassett who led the Marquis of Newcastle’s foot. Mentioned by Pepys ([[http://​www.pepysdiary.com/​encyclopedia/​7639/​|Pepys'​ diary encyclopedia]]). Sir Arthur was one of four brothers who all fought for the Royalists during the civil war, the most notable being Sir Thomas Bassett. He purchased St Michael'​s Mount - an island in Cornwall connected to the town of Marazion by a causeway that was only passable at low tide - from his older brother Sir Francis. ​Sir Arthur ​played an important role in the civil war in the west country ​and held St Michael'​s Mount until 1646, when he was defeated by the parliamentarians,​ he then escorted The Prince ​of Wales in his flight to Scilly, in 1647 he was imprisoned and forced to sell the Mount to Col John St Aubyn (posted by '​Dave'​ at Pepys' diary encyclopedia). He previously served as a captain in [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​lord-mohun|Lord MohunRegiment of Foot]]
 + 
 +====Officer Lists==== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
 + 
 +  *Colonel Arthur Basset ​of Umberleigh, Devon  
 +  *Lieutenant Nicholas Barnes I.OCornwall 
 +  *Lieutenant Joseph ​ Bray I.O. Cornwall 
 +  *Quartermaster David Whitfield I.O. Devon 
 + 
 +A list of the regiment'​s officers is also shown in //Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army// by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press) 
 + 
 + 
 +=====Contemporary References===== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
 ARTHUR BASSET ARTHUR BASSET
 Reference: 312M/FY95 Reference: 312M/FY95
 Creation dates: 1643 Creation dates: 1643
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 Scope and Content ​ Scope and Content ​
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 +SP23.209.377
  
-Colonel ​Arthur ​Basset ​of Umberleigh,Devon +Whereas it appeareth by certificate of one of the Commissioners appoynted upon the Treaty at the surrender of Exeter that Arthur ​Bassett of Umberly in the County ​of Devon Esq. was resident and an inhabitant in the Citty of Exeter within six months before the surrender which is confirmed by the Affy Davit of the said Arthur Bassett. These are therefore to certifie that the said Arthur Bassett ought to have the benefitt of the Articles and I desire he may be admitted to his Composicion upon ye same. 
 +Given under my hand and Seale March the 26. 1649 
 +Fairfax
  
  
-Lieutenant ​                      ​Nicholas Barnes ​  I.OCornwall +DRO.QSP.128.2.1 Petition of Tristram Handford served under the command of Arthur Basset Esquire against Plymouth and several other places
-Lieutenant ​                      ​Joseph ​ Bray         I.OCornwall +
-Quartermaster ​               David Whitfield ​     I.O. Devon+
  
-SP23.209.377 
-Whereas it appeareth by certificate of one of the Commissioners appoynted upon the Treaty at the surrender of Exeter that Arthur Bassett of Umberly in the County of Devon Esq. was resident and an inhabitant in the Citty of Exeter within six months before the surrender which is confirmed by the Affy Davit 
-of the said Arthur Bassett.These are therefore to certifie that the said Arthur Bassett ought to have the benefitt of the Articles and I desire he may be admitted to his Composicion upon ye same.Given under my hand and Seale March the 26. 1649 
-Fairfax 
- 
-DRO.QSP.128.2.1Petition of Tristram Handford served under the command of Arthur Basset Esquire against Plymouth and several other places. ​ 
  
 Portland Mss. 13th Report Appendix 1. Portland Mss. 13th Report Appendix 1.
-Arthur Bassett to Sir Samuel Rolle and to all his officers and souldiers of the Regiment lately under his command. + 
-Announcing by warrant dated the 5th Instant he has been appointed Colonel of the Regiment and ordering them to disarm and disband.+Arthur Bassett to Sir Samuel Rolle and to all his officers and souldiers of the Regiment lately under his command. Announcing by warrant dated the 5th Instant he has been appointed Colonel of the Regiment and ordering them to disarm and disband.
 22nd August 1642 22nd August 1642
 Great Torrington Great Torrington
 +
  
 Commission sold at Christies 19th June 2012 dated 5th August 1642 York Charles R Commission sold at Christies 19th June 2012 dated 5th August 1642 York Charles R
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 Trusty and wellbeloved wee greet you well. Trusty and wellbeloved wee greet you well.
  
-Whereas in these great distractions which soe much threaten the peace of the Kingdom and the safety of our person,itt is necessary to putt all our loving subjects into a posture of defense,and to Array and muster them,that wee nor they be not surprised by any forraign invasion,or domestic rebellion,​to which purpose wee have sent our Commission of Array into your County.And being well assured of your wisdom.courage and integrity,​doe hereby make Ordaine and constitute you Arthur Bassett Esq to be Colonell of the Regiment of our Traynebandes lately under the commande of Sir Samuell Roles Knt,whom wee doe hereby discharge of the said command,​straightly forbidding him any more to execute the same or any person to obey him if hee shall soe presume as hee and they will answer the contrary at their utmost perill. +Whereas in these great distractions which soe much threaten the peace of the Kingdom and the safety of our person, itt is necessary to putt all our loving subjects into a posture of defense, and to Array and muster them, that wee nor they be not surprised by any forraign invasion, or domestic rebellion, to which purpose wee have sent our Commission of Array into your County. And being well assured of your wisdom. courage and integrity, doe hereby make Ordaine and constitute you Arthur Bassett Esq to be Colonell of the Regiment of our Traynebandes lately under the commande of Sir Samuell Roles Knt, whom wee doe hereby discharge of the said command, straightly forbidding him any more to execute the same or any person to obey him if hee shall soe presume as hee and they will answer the contrary at their utmost perill. 
-And we doe hereby further authorize you to appointe Captaines and Officers under you of the said Regiment by such severall Commissions under your hand and Seale as are usuall and that the said Officers soe to bee made by you,and all soldiers of the said Regiment yield all obedience unto you as their Colonell.And for  soe doing this shall bee to you and them a sufficient warrant.+ 
 +And we doe hereby further authorize you to appointe Captaines and Officers under you of the said Regiment by such severall Commissions under your hand and Seale as are usuall and that the said Officers soe to bee made by you, and all soldiers of the said Regiment yield all obedience unto you as their Colonell. And for  soe doing this shall bee to you and them a sufficient warrant.
  
 Given at our Court at York the 5th August 1642 Given at our Court at York the 5th August 1642
  
-==== Headline ==== 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
-  *[[royalist:​foot-regiments:​marquis-of-newcastle|Marquis of Newcastles’ Regiment of Foot]]+
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
-  *[[http://​newcastlesfoote.co.uk/​Page_Collections/​History/​History_Colonelcy%20Page%201.htm|Newcastle'​s Foot]] 
   *[[http://​www.pepysdiary.com/​encyclopedia/​7639/​|Pepys'​ diary encyclopedia]]   *[[http://​www.pepysdiary.com/​encyclopedia/​7639/​|Pepys'​ diary encyclopedia]]