Sir Hugh Cholmley’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Hugh Cholmley
Toby Jenkins
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643

Later Colonel Toby Jenkins’ Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian garrison of Scarborough in the First Civil War that changed sides to the Royalists

Service History

1643

  • Parliamentarian garrison of Scarborough
  • January: Skirmish at Guisborough
  • March: Defect to the Royalists
  • May: Stormed at Wakefield
  • September to October: Siege of Hull

1644

  • February to July 1645: Besieged at Scarborough
  • May: Besieged at Buttercrambe Castle? (det?)
  • June: Raid Buttercrambe Castle

1645

  • February: Loss of Scarborough town
  • July: Surrender of Scarborough Castle
  • November to May 1646: Besieged in Newark

1646

  • May: Surrender of Newark

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Hugh Cholmley

Sir Hugh Cholmley or Cholmeley, he went abroad after surrendering Scarborough.

January 1643 Garrison at Scarborough Foot

E.85.17

Colonel Sir Hugh Cholmley Lieutenant Colonel Lancelot Alured Sargeant Major George Orme Captain Browne Bushell Captain John Colborne Captain Richard Medley Captain John Ledgard

Parliament

Lieutenant Colonel Lancelot Alured (2) Sargeant Major George Orme (2) Captain Browne Bushell (2) Captain John Colborne (2) Captain John Legard (2) Captain Richard Medley (2) Captain Frederick Haburne (1) Captain John Fullerton (1) Captain William Bellfoord (1) Captain George Sterling (1) Captain John Montaig (1) Captain Robert Hambleton (1) Captain Robert Gurdon (1) Lieutenant John Ratteriffe (1) Ensign James Bowmham (1)

(1) Scarborough records 1640-1661 edited by M.Y.Ashcroft MIC.1358/1494 Court Book October 1642-November 1644 23.2.1642/3 List of Military Officers who ‘take the oath of Aleagence.’

(2) E.85.17 Newes from York being a true relation of the proceedings of Sir Hugh Cholmley since his coming to Scarborough: with the reasons why he did not march to Tadcaster,as was desired by the Lord Fairfax. COPY LETTER

Parliament Capt. Nuttie of his Regt killed.

Royalist Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel William Blakiston Ment. I.O.

Sargeant Major Thomas Crompton MIC.1320/937

Captain James Cholmly I.O. Durham Captain Richard Cholmly (2) Captain James Denton I.O. Northumb. Captain John Garrett Ment. I.O. Captain Richard Legerd (3) + I.O. L + W Captain Ruddock (1) Captain Sheafe Ment. I.O. Captain William Turner (4) Captain Cholmly Wright I.O. Durham

Lieutenant John Banks I.O. York. to Capt. Sheafe Lieutenant John Collingson I.O. York. To Capt.Jam. Cholmly Lieutenant William Farside I.O. York. To Lt. Col. Blakiston

Ensign Daniel Cliffe I.O. York. To Capt. Garrett

Quartermaster Arthur Graham I.O. York.

Captain Richard Legard Captain Wickham Lieutenant Gower THOMAS GOWER E.294.17 SURRENDER OF SCARB. THOMAS CROMPTON DITTO RICHARD LEGERD DITTO

(1) MIC.1320/929 Item. Paid to Capt. Cholmley 17.2. which he paid over to Capt. Ruddock. (1) MIC.1320/937 Financial accounts August 1643 Pay the Gunners viztdt Captain Ruddocks men

(2) MIC.1320/931 To Capt. Rich. Cholmly by direction from Capt. James Cholmly £10.0.0

(3) MIC.1320/937 February 1644 Capt. Richard Legard asked for £30 per week for the 300 souldiers in the Castle and to choose 100 more men to defend the Town. (4) MIC.1320/993 Note from James Cholmly to Mr. Clarke 9.1.1643/4 ‘My Colonells pleasure is that you should furnish Capt. Tornore with 50 muskets and bandaliers (4) MIC.1320/996 Receipt Wm. Turner 30 muskets and 30 bandaliers. 5.1.1643/4

Colonel Toby Jenkins

Presumably led the remnants of the regiment to Newark.

Strength

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