Sir William Crofts’ Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Crofts
Robert Crofts
Area RaisedHerefordshire?
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Probably later Colonel Robert Crofts' Regiment of Foot

Royalist foot serving on the Welsh marches

Service History


  • Quartered in Ludlow?


  • June: Battle of Winstanstow Sir William Crofts killed


Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Crofts

Of Yarpole, Hereford, he was killed at Winstanstow. Not to be confused with the courtier Sir William Crofts of Suffolk.

Robert Crofts

Brother of Sir William, possibly served as Lt Col to his brother and later Colonel.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642.

  • Colonel Sir William Crofts
  • Colonel Robert Crofts
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Crofts? (Robert Crofts was possibly Lt. Colonel to his brother William Crofts)
  • Sargeant Major (John) Bingley 1)
  • Captain Francis Blunt 2) + I.O. Herefords.
  • Captain Humphrey Cornwall 3) + Ment. I.O
  • Captain William Hughes I.O. Gloucs.
  • Captain John Morgan I.O. Herefords.
  • Captain Lambert Saul Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Francis Walker 4) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Gregory Wall 5) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Winne 6)
  • Lieutenant Benjamin Buckly I.O. Salop. to Capt. Walker
  • Lieutenant Evan Owens I.O. Worcs. to Capt. Saul
  • Lieutenant William Tayler7) I.O. Herefords. to Capt. Morgan
  • Lieutenant William Tyler8) I.O. Herefords.
  • Lieutenant Bartholomew Wall I.O. Herefords. to Capt. Wall
  • Ensign Francis Brace I.O. Herefords. to Capt. Cornwall
  • Ensign Charles Hughes I.O. L + W to Capt. Wall
  • Ensign Henry Pitt I.O. Herefords. to Capt. Blunt
  • Ensign William Matthews I.O. Herefords. to Capt. Hughes

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Ludlow documents


March 1645: Major Bingley, Captain Cornewall, Captain Blunt, Captain Wall, Captain Wise - found to be from Colonel Robert Crofts Foot Regiment.LB/2162 Shrewsbury Record Office Ludlow Billetting Documents PC110043.JPG. This is faded in part but appears to be a 1644 document.


See Also

1) , 2) , 3) , 4) , 5) , 6) LB/2162 Shrewsbury Record Office Ludlow Billetting Documents
7) , 8) Probably the same man