Sir Thomas Haggerston’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Thomas Haggerston
Area RaisedNorthumberland
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Royalist regiment of foot briefly forming the garrison of Haggerston Castle

Service History

1643

  • Garrison of Haggerston Castle
  • July: Skirmish at Haggerston Castle

Notes

While recruiting for the garrison of Haggerston Castle in Northumberland, Sir Thomas and his men were captured by a naval landing party from the Antelope commanded by Captain Haddock.

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Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Haggerston

Sir Thomas Haggerston (d. 1673) was created baronet in 1642 (Baronetage of England). His eldest son John was slain at the Battle of Ormskirk in 1644 while his youngest son survived the wars to expire falling off his horse at Durham in 1684, so the second son, Sir Thomas succeeded his father, becoming governor of Berwick Castle. The Haggerston Arms were Azure, on a bend cottised argent three billets sable with a crest of On a wreath, a lion rampant argent (General and Heraldic Dictionary)

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