Sir Francis Mackworth’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Francis Mackworth
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643-4

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving in the Marquis of Newcastle’s army

Service History


  • May: Battle of Wakefield
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor
  • July: Taking of Halifax
  • November: Skirmish at Heptonstall
  • November: Skirmish at Woodhead?
  • December: Siege of South Wingfield


  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor



Notable Officers

Sir Francis Mackworth

Major General of Newcastle's Foot at Marston Moor

Colonel Sir Francis Mackworths Regiment of Foot

Colonel Sir Francis Mackworth

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Carre

Sargeant Major George Carre I.O. Errata

Captain Thomas Cory I.O. Norfolk Captain Richard Foster (1) Captain George Loope I.O. Yorks. Captain Edward Wright I.O. Lincs.

(1) SP29.31.75 Petition of Richard Foster.Captain in Army under Marquess of Newcastle.Signed Sir Francis Mackworth

Sir Francis Mackworth at Thornton Rushworth1680.12

Regiment in Wakefield at its capture 21st May 1643

E.7.34 The Court Mercurie 21st -31st August 1644

Sir Francis Mackworth Governor of Hartlepool and Sir Francis Carre taken on their way from Hartlepool by boat.

Sir Francis Carre possibly Lieutenant Colonel.

Mackworth was in Halifax in October and November 1643

Possible Officers of foot taken in a skirmish in November Lt. Col. Hales,Capt. Floyd/Lloyd and 2 Ensigns and 30 soldiers E.76.18 and E.76.24

Halifax Parish Register

October 1643 Sepult

2nd Raphe Gibson Mile (Militas ?)  Hudlestone 

29th John Stinley a souldier


8th Catley a souldier

12th Fletcher a souldier 12th Tomson a souldier 18th Anth: Arson a souldier 20th Will Wood a souldier 20th Tho Carnby a souldier 20th George Carnthorpe a souldier 21st Will Bramley a souldier 23rd Will Ebball a souldier 25th Ralph Linlay a souldier

December 19th Hen Riggett a souldier

9th Tho Bushell a souldier 10th Tho Ganson a souldier 16th Mich Hargreaves a souldier

January 1643/4 Sepult

2nd  Marmaduke Hardcastle a souldier

15th Will North a souldier 15th Will Morehouse a souldier 25th Tho Parkinson a souldier 29th Mathew Cheffer a souldier Written in a seperate column and obviously just after the Royalists had left Halifax is the following.

5th January 2 men being souldiers were hanged on a gablas made neare our gibbett sch were taken by Sr Francis Mackworths Company & from Heptonstall forces wch said men had run away from Halifax army unto Hept: & very inhumanelye put them away the same night they were taken prisoners

They left Halifax 24th January 1643/4 when the Scots Army came over the border.


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