Sir Joseph Waggestaffe’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Joseph Waggestaffe
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Royalist regiment of foot serving in the Midlands, then the West Country

Service History

1643

  • January: Waggstaffe is captured by the Royalists, changes sides and is commissioned colonel
  • February: Skirmish at Stratford
  • April: Siege of Lichfield, Waggestaffe wounded

1644

  • July: Skirmish at Crediton?
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • November: Relief of Donnington?

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Notable Officers

Sir Joseph Waggestaffe

Sir Joseph Wagstaffe, changed sides from the Parliamentarians in early 1643, having previously served as Lt Col of Colonel John Hampden’s Regiment of Foot. In 1644 he was appointed Major General of foot to Prince Maurice and in 1655 was the main leader of Penruddock's rising.

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