Sir Thomas Salusbury’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-46
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Thomas Salusbury
Sir Charles Lloyd
Area RaisedNorth Wales
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag Colourwhite, red or blue
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford

Later Sir Charles Lloyd's Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot of the Oxford Army

Service History

1642

  • October: Quartered at Bromsgrove, Hockham(?) and Burcot
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Storm of Marlborough
  • December: Garrison of Reading

1643

  • April: Besieged at Reading
  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • December: Battle of Alton Church (det)?

1644

  • April: Mustered at Aldbourne Chase
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

  • February: Taking of Rowden House
  • September: Besieged at Devizes
  • October: Garrison of Bridgenorth

1646

  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold?
  • March to April: Besieged at Bridgenorth
  • May to June: Besieged at Faringdon

Notes

Instead of remaining with the Oxford Army in 1645 Loyd's foot went into garrison duty in Devizes. After the surrender of Devizes they marched out to garrison Bridgenorth.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 1). The regiments besieged at Reading in 1643 carried red, white or blue colours 2).

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Salusbury

Sir Charles Lloyd

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Tyrwhitt

Led the regiment at Bristol

Strength

  • April 1644: 324 at Reading
  • April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 8 Captains, 9 Lieutenants, 10 Ensigns, 10 Gentlemen, 20 Sergeants, 28 Corporals, 16 Drummers, 308 Soldiers 3)
  • October 1645: 60 in garrison at Bridgenorth4)

See Also

1) , 2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) British Library Harleian ms 986.
4) British Library Harleian Ms 944