Sir Thomas Bridges’ Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Bridges
Area RaisedSomerset
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Royalist foot serving in garrison at Bath

Service History


  • July: Stormed at Bath


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Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Bridges

Sir Thomas Bridges Regiment of Foot

Lieutenant Colonel Rislye/Wriosley (1) + ment. I.O.

Sargeant Major

Captain George Bridges I.O. Somerset Captain Henry Bull Ment. I.O. Captain Richard Bull Ment. I.O. Captain Peter Gleane Ment. I.O. Captain William Hall (4) + I.O. L + W Captain John Hide (2) Captain Henry Chapman (3) + I.O. Somerset Captain William Morgan Ment. I.O. Captain John Palmer I.O. Somerset

Lieutenant Henry Combe I.O. Somerset to Capt. Rich. Bull Lieutenant Francis Cox I.O. Somerset to Capt. Bridges Lieutenant William Hall (4)

Ensign John Combe I.O. Somerset to Capt. Rich. Bull Ensign Henry Creech I.O. Somerset Ensign Edward Fox I.O. L + W to Capt. Gleane Ensign John Massey I.O. Somerset to Capt. Bridges Ensign Anthony Meeres I.O. L + W to Capt. Morgan Ensign William Parfet I.O. Somerset to Lt. Col. Rislye Ensign John Smith I.O. Somerset to Capt. Hen. Bull Ensign Robert Taunton I.O. Somerset

Quartermaster John Cox I.O. Dorset

He appears to have had a Troop of Horse while Governor of Bath

Lieutenant Colonel Ryslye Ment. I.O. Lieutenant John Byam I.O. Somerset to Lt. Col. Ryslye Cornet Thomas Wickham I.O. Somerset to Lt. Col. Ryslye Quartermaster Henry Hodges I.O. Somerset to Lt. Col. Ryslye

(4) C/24/903 & C10/80/55 William Hall was an Actor drilled a Company of Foot at Bristol first as a Lieutenant then as a Captain

Blacks Docquets of letters patent p.214 29th May 1644 Commission to Sir Thomas Bridges High Sheriff of Somerset to imprest 800 men.

SP23.109.21 Robert Prouze was under Sheriff.

(1) William Salt Library Mss.45 27.3.1644/5 After noon at Bristol Present The Prince,Ld. Hopton,Ld. Capel,Ld. Culpepper Earl of Berkshire,Mr Chancellor. Lieutenant Colonel Wriosly of Bath to attend tomorrow touching Mr. Nevill.

(2) SP23.178.295 Captain John Hide mentioned as oweing money to Sir Thomas Bridges.

(3) The perfect weekly account 3-10th May 1648

SP23.73.844 Extract. To the honourable Committee for Compounding with Delinquents sitting at Goldsmiths Hall The humble peticion of Henry Chapman sheweth that your peticioner was Captaine of a Foote Company in his Majesties Army for ye space of six months but being convinced of his error did in and about September last kay down armes and hath since lived in Bath in the County of Somersett,and hath bin conformng to all orders and ordinances of Parliament sithence.

June 1645

SP23.73.831 is a similar petition from George Chapman of Bath stating that he laid down his arms 3 years ago. rec;'d 8th June (1645 ?)


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