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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**||
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 =====Flags===== =====Flags=====
 A white flag with the 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. ​ A white flag with the 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. ​
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 +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.
 =====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==== ====Lt Col William Martin====
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 +Colonel William Eures Regiment of Foot
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 +Lieutenant Colonel William Martin
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 +Sargeant Major     ​Emanuel Gilby        Ment. I.O.
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 +Captain ​                  ​Thomas Barner ​     Ment. I.O.
 +Captain ​                  ​William Metcalfe ​    ​I.O.Yorks.
 +Captain ​                  John Plumpton ​     (2) + ment. I.O.
 +Captain ​                  Henry Pullen ​          I.O. Yorks.
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 +Lieutenant ​            ​Thomas Ascough ​  I.O. Yorks. to Sgnt. Maj. Gilby
 +Lieutenant ​            ​George Monkes ​     (1)
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 +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.
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 +Apparently Lt. Col. Martins Colour believed to be of this Regiment captured.Red.
 +Turmile Mss.
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 +Attribution unsure. ​
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 +See C.C.C. 2565 William Martin of Yorkshire an Attorney in York at its surrender. Not entirely convinced.
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 +Motto 'Vim Vi'
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 +(1) WO55.458.18
 +26.7.1643
 +125lb Powder with match and musket shot to Lt.George Monkes.Signed Emanuel Gilby.
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 +(2) SP23.172.341
 +CHECK
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 +Dugdale Visitation of Yorkshire 1665
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 +Johannes Plumpton,​arm,​lethaliter vulneratua in proalio de Marston Moore adversus rebelles fortissime dimicans obijt anno. 1644
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 +Loosely translated ​
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 +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.
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 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *April 1644: 64 at Reading   *April 1644: 64 at Reading