Lord Capel’s Company of Firelocks

Active1644? to 1646
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Capel
Sir John Watts
Area RaisedNorth Wales
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Later Sir John Watts’ Company of Firelocks

Royalist unit of firelocks based at Chirk Castle in North Wales

Service History

1644

  • December: Besieged at Chirk Castle

1645

  • November: Battle of Denbigh Green

1646

  • February: Skirmish at Churchstoke
  • February: Surrender at Chirk Castle

Notes

Apparently raised by Lord Capel, little is heard of this company of firelocks until 1644 when they formed the garrison of Chirk Castle under Sir John Watts. In February 1646 Watts was said to have been bribed £200 to surrender Chirk to Myddleton.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Lord Capel

Sir John Watts

Strength

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