Sir Thomas Riddell’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Riddell
Area RaisedNorthumberland
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Royalist regiment of foot serving in the garrison of Newcastle

Service History


  • February: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort
  • February to October: Besieged at Newcastle
  • March: Stormed at South Shields Fort
  • October: Surrender at Tynemouth Castle


Ridell also commanded Sir Thomas Riddell’s Troop of Dragoons, under Captain Eden.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Riddell

Officer List

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel Sir Thomas Riddell
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Davison
  • Sargeant Major Robert Clarke
  • Captain Ralph Davison
  • Captain Thomas Sharper (master of Ordnance)
  • Captain Chapman
  • Captain Gasgoyne Eden (Dragooners)
  • Captain George Partridge
  • Captain Thomas Paul
  • Captain Proctor
  • Captain Lieutenant Tompson
  • Lieutenant Cutler
  • Lieutenant Christopher Errington
  • Lieutenant Lee
  • Lieutenant Owen
  • Lieutenant Partridge
  • Lieutenant Rudston
  • Ensign Babrick
  • Ensign John Boult
  • Ensign Chapman
  • Ensign Doughty
  • Ensign Ralph Hanworth
  • Ensign Robert Marshall
  • Ensign Robert Pinkard


  • March-April 1644: 750 foot and 80 dragoons
  • Sir Thomas Ridley [sic] Governour of Tynmouth Castle, Captain Tompson his Captain Lieutenant, his men 200
  • Lieutenant Colonel Davison, and of his Companies are 150
  • Sargeant Major Clark,and of his Company 120
  • Captain Chapman and his Company 100
  • Captain Davison and his Company 100
  • Captain Sharper Master of the Ordnance 80
  • Captain Eiden [sic] and Dragooners under him 80

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