Sir George Wentworth’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir George Wentworth
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving in the Marquis of Newcastle’s army and in garrison at Pontefract

Service History


  • May: Battle of Wakefield


  • December to March 1645: Besieged at Pontefract


  • March: Battle of Pontefract



Notable Officers

Sir George Wentworth

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir George Wentworth
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Bland Ment. I.O.
  • Captain John Bretton (1) + I.O. Midd'x.
  • Captain William Empson I.O. Lincolnsh.
  • Captain William Wentworth (2)
  • Captain Thomas Wheatley I.O. Yorksh.
  • Captain Henry Woolrich I.O. Yorksh.
  • Captain Lieutenant Nicholas Morris I.O. Yorksh.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Bradsbury I.O. Yorksh. to Capt. Woolrich
  • Lieutenant Francis Day I.O. Yorksh. to Sir Thos. Bland
  • Ensign Thomas Jackson I.O. Yorksh. to Capt. Wheatley
  • Ensign Thomas Killingbeck I.O. Yorksh.
  • Ensign George Liddell I.O. Yorksh.
  • Quartermaster Richard Bullock I.O. Yorksh.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) SP23.179.724 Extract.

The humble petition of John Bretton Sheweth, that your petitioner was Captaine of a Foote Company under the Command of the Earle of Newcastle in which service hee acted for ye space of one yeare and upwards, but being convinced of his error did about the moneth of December 1644 desert his employment, and hath since lived att Bretton in ye County of Yorke, then and now being under ye power and obedience of Parliament.

(2) Dugdales Visitation of Yorkshire

William a Captain under Sir George Wentworth, son of Thomas Wentworth of Kirby.


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