Sir Edward Musgrave’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Edward Musgrave
Area RaisedCumberland
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Royalist regiment of foot serving in garrison at Carlisle

Service History


  • Musgrave commissioned colonel


  • October to July 1645: Besieged at Carlisle


  • July: Surrender at Carlisle
  • July: Musgrave at Bolton-le-Dale
  • July: Musgrave at taking of Raby Castle
  • July: Loss of Raby Castle
  • November: Bolton-le-Dale surrenders


Musgrave lost the 'greater part' of his regiment at Carlisle but went on to be involved in the brief capture and loss of Raby Castle in July 1645. He seems to have been based at Bolton-le-Dale castle, which surrendered in November 1645. Whether a significant number of his regiment accompanied him after Carlisle is doubtful.

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Notable Officers

Sir Edward Musgrave

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Edward Musgrave
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Tirwhyt Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Chambers Ment. I.O. Cumb.
  • Captain Francis Lyndsy I.O. Cumb.
  • Lieutenant William Chambers I.O. Cumb.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Fisher I.O. Cumb.
  • Ensign Martin Gower I.O. Lincs. to Lt. Col. Tirwhyt
  • Ensign William Grave I.O. Cumb.
  • Reg.Quartermaster Robert Webster I.O. Cumb.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Musgrave's Petition

SP23.179.700 Extract

The humble peticion of Sir Edward Musgrave in the Countie of Cumberland Knight

That whereas your peticioner had a Commission for Collonell under the command of the Earle of Newcastle in the Countie of Cumberland where your peticioners Estate doth lye, but your peticioner finding his error therein; and hearinge of the Parliaments invitation to such as would come in and submitt to them, and compound for their delinquencie

Musgrave's service

SP29.305.101i Care and sufferings of Sir Edward Musgraves of Hayton Castle Co. Cumberland.

1642 Lieutenant Colonel to Sir Richard Graham.

“That in 1643 he was a Coll. of Foote by command under the Marquess, raised the Regiment himself and so continued until the siege of Carlisle where he lost the gratest part of his said Regiment. That from there he went to Bolton Castle and in a short time he with others surprized Raby Castle then in the hands of Sir Henry Vane, being at that tyme Magazine for the ammunition of that county.”


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