Sir John Fitzherbert’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Fitzherbert
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of foot serving with Lord Loughborough’s forces

Service History

1644

  • February: Skirmish at Ashbourne

1645

1646

  • April: Surrender at Tutbury Castle?

Notes

Based at Tutbury Castle, Tissington & Wingfield Manor

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Sir John Fitzherbert

Of Tissington Hall Derbyshire.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir John Fitzherbert
  • Lieutenant Colonel Simon Heveningham I.O. L + W
  • Sargeant Major ?
  • Captain John Cawsey I.O. Lancs.
  • Captain Leonard Hadfield (1)
  • Captain Robert Moore I.O. Surrey
  • Captain Thomas Royston I.O. Notts.
  • Quartermaster John Lancaster I.O. Derby.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) SP19.152.109

Articles preferred the 16th day of July 1651 by Richard Perry of London, Gent on the behalf of the Common wealth against Leonard Hadfield of Alveton in the County of Stafford gent for his delinquency.

1. The said Mr Hadfield being Bailiff of the Mannor of Alveton and of command there prohibited the tenants and inhabitants of and within the said Mannor to bee any way assistant to the Parliament, useing many threatning speeches (if they did) what hee would doe against them and charginge them if they didst to bee in the least measure aiding or abetting to the Parliament forces or words to that effect in the yeares 1643, 1644 and 1645.

2. When the Parliament Officers came to his house, hee resisted and opposed them as enemys and raised armes against the Parliament in 1643, 1644 and 1645.

3. Hee took a Commission to bee a Captaine of a Foote Company under Sir John Fitzherbert, a Collonell under the late Kinge in the years 1643 and 1644.

4. Hee listed and compelled divers to serve as souldyers under him in that army against the Parliament in the yeares 1643, 1644 and 1645.

5. Hee threatened divers to plunder in the same yeares therein & to burne theis houses because they stood well affected to the Parliament, and alsoe to hange those that would not take upp armes with him against the Parliament & upon that score hee did seize and kild one with a poleaxe for refuseing.

6. Hee joyned with Sir Richard Fleetwood a professed Papist delinquent & marched with him and his forces in the same yeares.

7. Hee charged all the tenants within the said Mannor of Alveton to send armes accordinge to their severall abilitys for the said King against the Parliament in the same yeares

8. Hee disarmed divers well affected persons & searched their houses of others & carried away their armes.

9. Hee boasted that Sir Richard Fleetwood & hee could cleare Country of the Parliament partye.

10. Hee caused some well affected persons to bee plundered of their goods & others to bee imprisoned.

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