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 |**Colonel**|William Eure|  |**Colonel**|William Eure|
 |**Area Raised**|North| |**Area Raised**|North|
-|**Coat Colour**||  +|**Coat Colour**|possibly red or blue|  
-|**Flag Colour**|white??|  +|**Flag Colour**|white?​|  
-|**Flag Design**|| +|**Flag Design**|See below|
 |**Field Armies**|Oxford 1643-4| |**Field Armies**|Oxford 1643-4|
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-=====Flags===== + 
-A white flag with the a St George canton and Martin coat of arms was captured by the Earl of Essex’s army sometime between Edgehill and Naseby. It has been attributed to this regiment as Lt Col William Martin was the highest ranking Martin known to have served in a Royalist foot regiment. Without further evidence, however, the assignment is rather tenuous. Carrying the full coat of arms on an ensign was frowned upon by heralds. ​+=====Coats, ​Flags & Equipment===== 
 +A white flag with a St George canton and Martin coat of arms (see Flag Illustration above) ​was captured by the Earl of Essex’s army sometime between Edgehill and Naseby. It has been attributed to this regiment as Lt Col William Martin was the highest ranking Martin known to have served in a Royalist foot regiment. Without further evidence, however, the assignment is rather tenuous. Carrying the full coat of arms on an ensign was frowned upon by heralds. ​ 
 + 
 +VJ writes: Apparently Lt. Col. Martin'​s Colour believed to be of this Regiment captured. Turmile Mss. Motto 'Vim Vi' Attribution unsure. See C.C.C. 2565 William Martin of Yorkshire an Attorney in York at its surrender. Not entirely convinced. 
 + 
 +Peachey and Prince ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)) argue that Eure's may have benefitted from the July 1643 issue of clothing (all red or all blue): they were part of the Queen’s Escort from Yorkshire to Oxford and are possibly in Oxford on the 15th July when Wood notes in his diary that “all the common soldiers then at Oxford were newly apparelled”. Charles had ridden out to meet Henrietta Maria at Edgehill on the 13th, and had returned to Oxford on the 14th, so it is safe to assume that the escorting regiments of foot would most likely arrive a day or two after the Queen. Wood’s diary ends on the 15th July so we cannot be certain if the regiments of the Queen’s Escort had arrived in the city; Peachey and Prince suppose that even if the soldiers arrived later than the 15th they would probably be issued clothing from any remaining stocks. 
 + 
 +From munition issues the regiment used matchlock muskets in 1643.  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Colonel William Eure==== ====Colonel William Eure====
 Eure seems to have returned north as he was was killed leading his [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​william-eure|Regiment of Horse]] at Marston Moor. Eure seems to have returned north as he was was killed leading his [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​william-eure|Regiment of Horse]] at Marston Moor.
-====Lt Col William Martin====+====Officer Lists==== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
 + 
 +  *Colonel William Eure 
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel ​William Martin 
 +  *Sargeant Major Emanuel Gilby Ment. I.O. 
 + 
 +  *Captain Thomas Barner Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Captain William Metcalfe I.O.Yorks. 
 +  *Captain John Plumpton (2) + ment. I.O. (k. Marston Moor) 
 +  *Captain Henry Pullen I.O. Yorks. 
 + 
 +  *Lieutenant Thomas Ascough I.O. Yorks. to Sgnt. Maj. Gilby 
 +  *Lieutenant George Monkes (1) 
 + 
 +  *Ensign Robert Benson I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Plumpton  
 +  *Ensign William Lightfoot I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Barner 
 +  *Ensign Robert Pullen I.O. Yorks.  
 +  *Ensign John Richardson I.O. Yorks. 
 + 
 + 
 +=====Contemporary References===== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
 + 
 + 
 +==(1) Powder & Match== 
 +WO55.458.18 
 +26.7.1643 
 +125lb Powder with match and musket shot to Lt.George Monkes. Signed Emanuel Gilby. 
 + 
 + 
 +==(2) Capt Plumpton== 
 + 
 +SP23.172.341 
 +CHECK 
 + 
 +Dugdale Visitation of Yorkshire 1665 
 + 
 +Johannes Plumpton, arm, lethaliter vulneratua in proalio de Marston Moore adversus rebelles fortissime dimicans obijt anno. 1644 
 + 
 +Loosely translated  
 + 
 +John Plumpton, arms bearer, mortally wounded fighting in the battle at Marston Moor against the rebels and left on the field in the year 1644. 
 + 
 +(Note, perhaps he was riding with [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​william-eure|Colonel William Eure’s Regiment of Horse]]) 
 + 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *April 1644: 64 at Reading   *April 1644: 64 at Reading