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 +  *November: Ackland serving as deputy-governor of Exeter
 +  *November: Reinforce Hopton
   *December: Siege of Arundel?   *December: Siege of Arundel?
   *December-January:​ Besieged in Arundel   *December-January:​ Besieged in Arundel
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-In December 1642 Sir John Ackland led a small force of horse and foot to Torrington, where they defeated Chudleigh’s Parliamentarians. Whether this was the first action of Ackland’s Regiment of Foot or another unit is uncertain. By December 1643 they were part of Bampfield’s garrison besieged at [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Arundel_Castle|Arundel Castle]] by Sir William Waller, surrendering on the 6th of January. By the summer of 1644 they were being referred to in Mercurius Aulicus as //”Prince Charles his brave regiment of Tinners, commanded by Colonel Ackland, High Sherriffe of Devonshire”//​. This appears to have been an honorary title; the Prince of Wales was also nominal commander of another regiment of foot raised by Sir Michael Woodhouse in the Welsh borders, [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​prince-of-wales-welsh|Link]]. Ackland’s may have been included in the Western Foot at Lostwithiel and Second Newbury. By July 1645 they were serving in Lord Goring’s army in the West, being present during, but not engaged at, the defeat by the New Model Army at Langport. In 1646 command of the Western Army was handed over to Lord Hopton; under his command Lord Capel took over as colonel. The regiment fought at Torrington and laid down their arms at the surrender of Truro. ​+In December 1642 Sir John Ackland led a small force of horse and foot to Torrington, where they defeated Chudleigh’s Parliamentarians. Whether this was the first action of Ackland’s Regiment of Foot or another unit is uncertain. In November Ackland was deputy governor of Exeter and perhaps any troops of his were involved in the siege. By December 1643 they were part of Bampfield’s garrison besieged at [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Arundel_Castle|Arundel Castle]] by Sir William Waller, surrendering on the 6th of January. By the summer of 1644 they were being referred to in Mercurius Aulicus as //”Prince Charles his brave regiment of Tinners, commanded by Colonel Ackland, High Sherriffe of Devonshire”//​. This appears to have been an honorary title; the Prince of Wales was also nominal commander of another regiment of foot raised by Sir Michael Woodhouse in the Welsh borders, [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​prince-of-wales-welsh|Link]]. Ackland’s may have been included in the Western Foot at Lostwithiel and Second Newbury. By July 1645 they were serving in Lord Goring’s army in the West, being present during, but not engaged at, the defeat by the New Model Army at Langport. In 1646 command of the Western Army was handed over to Lord Hopton; under his command Lord Capel took over as colonel. The regiment fought at Torrington and laid down their arms at the surrender of Truro. ​
  
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   *Ensign John Gage                        *Ensign John Gage                     
  
-  *Quartermaster John Upton       ​+  *Quartermaster John Upton     
 +  * 
 +  *   ​Blacks Docquets of letters Patent 
 +Commission to John Acland High Sheriff of Devon,Sir Edward Seymour Knight and Baronet,and others or any 3 of them to imprest in that County 934 men. 
 +May 1644. 
 + 
 +DRO.QSP.128.13.15 Petition of John Coombe of Bradninch Sargeant of Foot under Captain Hast. 
 + 
 +DRO.QSP.128.40.3 ​  ​Petition of Walter Jewell of Collompton Shot in the head and thigh  at Plymouth. 
 + 
 +(4) DRO.QSP.128.86.4 ​  ​Undated 
 +The humble petition of Thomas Jope of Westmorchard in ye County of Devon,​mason 
 +Sheweth that your petitioner was prest in his Majesties service King Charles ye first of blessed memory and did serve in Sir John Aclands Regiment of Foote under the Command of Captaine James Austaine ​                     two yeares at the seidge of Plymouth and other where and in that service received some wounds to the damage of his bodily ability and after that your petitioner served under Captaine Bragstone who commanded a Troop of horse untill the very last sessation of Armes in Cornwall at Miles bororow. 
 + 
 +DRO.QSP.128.96.12 Petition of Peter Salter of Ottery St Mary  
 +States he was dreadfully maimed and wounded. 
 + 
 +(1) Devon Record Office 
 +QSP.128.114.1 1675 
 +These are humbly to certifie all whome it may concerne that the bearer hereof William Buckingham of the Parish of Silverton in the County of Devon labourer did faithfully serve his late Majestie Kinge Charles the first of ever blessed memory as a foote souldier in the Company of Captaine Edward Amy of the Regiment of the right Honorable Sir John Acland Baronet deceased by the space of fower yeares in which said service he received a wound in his left arme by reason whereof he is very much disabled to gett his livinge as formerly:to the truth of which we have herewith subscribed our names this 14th Aprill 1675 
 +Wm Fry Sargeant 
 +the mark of Henry Buckingham 
 +I believe this certificate to be true. Ed. Cotton ​  
 + 
 + 
 +(2) QSP.128.114.4 Year 1680 
 +To the right worshipfull Sir Thomas Carew Knight and the rest of his Majesties justices of the peace for this County 
 +Wee whose names are subscribed doe make bold to certifie that the bearer hereof Peter Kingdon of Silverton in the County of Devon,​Taylor served as Clearke and private souldier in the Company of Captain Reeves in the Regiment of the right honorable Sir John Acland Baronett att ye seige of Exon where he recd two wounds which doe much disable him to gett his livinge and therefore humbly desireth that he may for the future be admitted to receuve a pencion yearely out of the Gaole and hospitall money as other maymed souldiers of this County doe all which we leave to your worshipps consideracion and subscribe ourselves 
 +your very humble servants 
 +Tho Were 
 +William Mills Constable of ye Hundred 
 +William Fry Sargeant of the said Company 
 + 
 +(3) QSP.128.103.2  
 +Petition of Capt.William Blewett of Plymtree Devon.Received several wounds and a long period of imprisonment.A surgeon Anthony Smith states he has a wound in his ankle bone of his right leg from a shot and also a very dangerous shot in his left elbow. 
 + 
 + 
 +SP19.158.89 Deposition of William White that he was a Lt. in Parliament service and captured. He was persuaded by Lt. James Smith  to serve as Capt. under Acland. 
 + 
 +N.b William Ryves later switched sides and his grey-coated royalist company were at the siege of Donnington.I believe he was also Dep.Gov at Taunton under Sir John Stawell. 
 +    
 + 
 +Captain Channon was Governor of Arundel Fort a garrison near Plymouth SP.19.149.45 deposition of John Baker of Plympton Earle 
 + 
 +SP.19.149.45  
 +Deposition of William Earle of Plympton Earle sworne and examined ... further saith that when the said Rose was Mayor of the said towne of Plimpton one Captain Channon soe called came to the sayd Rose being Capt. of a Fort called Fort Arundell against Plymouth,​commanded the said Rose to finde provisions to carry to the said Fort for his souldiers,​the said Rose not following the said Capts. command according to expectation the sayd Capt. struck him with his fist and drew his sword and threatened to kille him if he did not speedily provide it as this deponent conceiveth and that this deponent was present when when the sayd Capt. struck him. 
 + 
 +...this deponent saith that that Will Alger of Plimpton was a souldier under the command of Capt Tho: Lang a Capt. for the King against the Parliament but for how long tyme he knoweth not. 
 + 
 +As the rest of his deposition is about Capt Channon of Aclands Regiment I have placed him in this regiment. 
 + 
 +SP.18.74.V 
 +Lewis Stuckley states that Mr. Orchard ( an Attorney ) raised men for Shapcott,a Major to Sir John Acland for the King. 
 + 
 +SP19.149.47 
 +Being sworne and examined on the behalfe of the CommonWealth saith that in ye tyme of the late warr hee sawe Thomas Rose the younger sonne of Thomas Rose the elder in armes for the King against the Parliament at whych tyme hee was resident att his Fathers house in the towne of Plympton a garrison for the Kings party under the command of Capt: Lange,and further saith that hee the sayd Rose the elder did gather excise for the Kings partye annd that this deponent and his wife hath paid him excise for the sayd Kings partye severall tymes and beleeveth that the sayd Thomas Rose the elder was hath prized thereunto 
 + 
 +John Baker  
 + 
 +E.266.37 Perfect Occurrences of Parliament 2.1.1645/​6. 
 +The 26th instant the enemie keep the workes at Plimpton,​Mount Arundell and Canterbury worke.In Plimpton are about 200 foot and 80 horse,in Mount Arundell about 80 foot,in Canterbury Worke about 20 foote. 
 + 
 +E.317.2 The Parliaments severall great victories in the West... Publ. 21.1.1645/​6. 
 +A list of Officers of Horse and Foot,taken a moneth since,and are now Prisoners in this Garrison of Plymouth 
 +Of Foot 
 +Captain Lange,Cap. Haman,Cap. Paulet,Cap. Finch,​Lieut. Jermin,​Ensigne Rottenbury,​Ensigne Stephens,​Sergeant White,​Sergeant Jucrib,​Serg. Manwel.50 Foot 
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