Sir Henry Slingsby’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Slingsby
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Field ArmiesNewcastle 1642-44

Royalist regiment serving in the garrison of York

Service History


  • December: Slingsby commissioned Colonel of foot by Newcastle


  • May: The Regiment was based at Stamford Bridge and Sir Henry Slingsby was Governor
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor


  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor?
  • July: Besieged in York
  • August to December: Besieged in Knaresborough Castle?


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Henry Slingsby

Sir Henry Slingsby commanded a Yorkshire Trained Band regiment in York between April and December 1642, then was commissioned a Colonel by Newcastle1).

Officer List

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel Sir Henry Slingsby
  • Captain Cuthbert Harrison
  • Ensign Richard Atkinson
  • Ensign George Heseltine

Contemporary References

The delinquency of Richard Atkinson of Whixley, Yorkeshire. Excerpt

The Cerificate of the Committee of the West Rydinge of Yorke to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall. That Richard Atkinson the sonne was an Ensigne in Sir Henry Slingsbies Regiment in service for the King against the Parliament. Concerninge the delinquency of Richard Atkinson the father, Richard Roundell, Thomas Wescoe and Edmund Birtt sequestrators for the Wapentake of Claroe doe certifie us, that the said Richard Atkinson seised upon one Francis Abbay (a souldier in the Parliaments service) at Whixley, immediately after the Battaile at Adderton Moore, and caused his horse and armes to be taken from him, and himselfe to bee arrayed by the adverse partie.


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