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   *Garrison of Bristol   *Garrison of Bristol
 +  *May: Hopton orders the Trained Band to be increased to 1000 men
  
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 The Bristol volunteers consisted of around 1000 townsmen hastily raised to defend the city in July 1643. After the storm of Bristol by Prince Rupert and Lord Hopton they likely disbanded. ​ The Bristol volunteers consisted of around 1000 townsmen hastily raised to defend the city in July 1643. After the storm of Bristol by Prince Rupert and Lord Hopton they likely disbanded. ​
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 +By 1645 the Royalists had two regiments of Trained Bands in garrison at Bristol, under colonels Colston and Taylor.
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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 The drummers and fifers of the Bristol Trained Band were equipped by the City ((Stuart Peachy ECW N&Q Issue 2 p10)) The drummers and fifers of the Bristol Trained Band were equipped by the City ((Stuart Peachy ECW N&Q Issue 2 p10))
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 Royalist Sheriff of Bristol. ​ Royalist Sheriff of Bristol. ​
 ====Colonel John Taylor==== ====Colonel John Taylor====
 +Killed during Fairfax'​s storm of Bristol in September 1645.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
   *[[http://​texts.wishful-thinking.org.uk/​Latimer1700/​Annals1631.html|Annals of Bristol]]   *[[http://​texts.wishful-thinking.org.uk/​Latimer1700/​Annals1631.html|Annals of Bristol]]
 +  *http://​www.bris.ac.uk/​Depts/​History/​bristolrecordsociety/​publications/​bha050.pdf