Sir William Pennyman’s Regiment of Foot
Later Sir James Pennyman's, then Sir Richard Page's Regiment of Foot
One of the first Royalist Regiments of foot raised in the First Civil war, served with the Oxford Army
- Raised from the Yorkshire Trained Bands
- July: First siege of Hull?
- October: Quartered at Wicken
- October: Battle of Edgehill
- November: Storm of Brentford
- November: Standoff at Turnham Green
- December: Storm of Marlborough
- December: Garrison of Oxford
- February: Storm of Cirencester (det)
- April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
- August: Sir William Pennyman dies at Oxford, regiment passes to Sir James
- August to September: Siege of Gloucester?
- September: First Battle of Newbury
- April: Muster at Aldbourne Chase
- June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
- August: Battle of Lostwithiel
- October: Second Battle of Newbury
- April: Storm of Ledbury
- May: Storm of Leicester
- June: Battle of Naseby
Coats, Flags and Colours
Symonds noted that Pennyman's regiment carried 10 green colours in 1644. The piles wavy are red (Illustration 1). Symonds also added a cryptic note regarding green ensigns with white stars (Illustration 2) but exactly what he meant is unclear 3).
Sir William Pennyman
Sir William Pennyman briefly governor of Oxford until he died there of the plague in 1643
Sir James Pennyman
Half brother of Sir William, in 1644 he resigned command to Page and went abroad.
Sir Richard Page
Originally Major of the regiment, he took over in 1644 and was knighted after the Storm of Leicester.
- April 1644: 393 at Reading
- April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 11 Captains, 10 Lieutenants, 11 Ensigns, 11 Gentlemen, 23 Sergeants, 33 Corporals, 20 Drummers, 360 Soldiers 4)
The regiment are re-enacted ny Sir William Pennyman's Regiment of the English Civil War Society.