Sir Francis Wortley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Francis Wortley
Sir Robert Howard
Area Raised
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Field Armies

Later Sir Robert Howard’s Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot serving in the North and Shropshire

Service History

1643

  • April: Battle of Tankersley Moor?

1644

  • June: Besieged at Wortley Hall (Wotton House)?

1645

1646

  • March to April: Besieged at Bridgenorth

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Francis Wortley

Sir Francis Wortley was briefly famous as the first Royalist to draw his sword for the King, in April 1642. He was captured in 1644 and remained as a prisoner in London until his death in 1652. His son, another Francis Wortley, also served the King as a colonel until surrendering in 16451).

Sir Robert Howard

Strength

See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2