Sir Conyers Darcy’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Conyers Darcy
Marmaduke Darcy
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat ColourBlue
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignCinquefoils
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643
Oxford 1643

Later Colonel Marmaduke Darcy’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot serving in the North and with the Oxford Army

Service History

1643

  • March to April: Siege of Thornton?
  • April: Skirmish at Skipton?
  • May: Stormed at Wakefield
  • 4th June 1643: Queens Magazine Escort
  • June: Storm of Burton on Trent
  • 3rd August to 5th September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury. Byron's Brigade.

1644

  • December to March 1645: Besieged at Pontefract?

1645

  • November to May 1646: Besieged in Newark

1646

  • May: Surrender of Newark

Notes

Conyers Lord Darcy and Conyers was Colonel of a Yorkshire Trained Band Regiment of Foot. His eldest son Sir Conyers Darcy, led a blue-coated regiment of foot to join the Oxford Army in 1643 and was severely wounded at First Newbury though he survived. Command passed to his brother, Marmaduke Darcy. It’s possible that the earlier engagements noted refer to Lord Darcy’s Trained Band regiment.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Blue coats and blue flags with white cinquefoils in 16432).

Notable Officers

Sir Conyers Darcy

Colonel Marmaduke Darcy

Strength

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) Original research by Victor Judge, aka BCW user 1642