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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
-|**Active**|1642-|+|**Active**|1642
 +| |1644-5|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Royalist| |**Allegiance**|Royalist|
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 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
-|**Field Armies**|Oxford 1644|+|**Field Armies**|Hertford 1642| 
 +|Oxford 1644
 +| |Garrison|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
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 +  *July: Hopton orders the regiment mustered
   *August: Skirmish at Wells   *August: Skirmish at Wells
  
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 ====1645==== ====1645====
 +  *March: Garrison of Wells
   *August to September: Besieged in Bristol?   *August to September: Besieged in Bristol?
  
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-Rodney was probably replaced by Parliamentarian Col. William Strode ​or Col. Hugh Rogers ​after the siege of Sherbourne, as Somerset became entirely dominated by the Parliamentarians. ​+Rodney was probably replaced by Parliamentarian, perhaps [[trained-band:​somerset:​william-strode|Col. William Strode]] after the siege of Sherbourne, as Somerset became entirely dominated by the Parliamentarians. After the Royalist victories of 1643 he appears to have been reinstated
  
-=====Coats ​and Flags=====+=====CoatsFlags & Equipment=====
 Unknown Unknown
  
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 [[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Edward_Rodney|Sir Edward Rodney]] [[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Edward_Rodney|Sir Edward Rodney]]
  
-Sir Edward Rodneys Regiment of Foot+====Officer Lists==== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
  
 +  *Colonel Sir Edward Rodney
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Brooke (2)
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Coward ​  
 +  *Sargeant Major Arthur Brooke (2)
 +  *Sargeant Major William Morgan Ment. I.O.
  
-Lieutenant Colonel ​   Arthur Brooke ​     (2) +  *Captain William Rodney I.O. Somerset 
-Lieutenant Colonel ​   ​Thomas ​Coward ​  +  ​*Captain ​Thomas ​Strode (1)
  
-Sargeant Major           ​Arthur Brooke ​    (2)  +  *Lieutenant Thomas Plush I.O. Somerset to Sgnt. Maj. Morgan
-Sargeant Major           ​William Morgan ​   Ment. I.O.+
  
-Captain ​                       William Rodney ​    I.O. Somerset +  *Ensign Henry Slade I.O. Somerset ​to Sgnt. Maj. Morgan
-Captain ​                       Thomas Strode ​    (1)+
  
-Lieutenant ​                  ​Thomas Plush      I.O. Somerset to Sgnt. Maj. Morgan+=====Contemporary References===== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
  
-Ensign ​                        Henry Slade           I.O. Somerset to Sgnt. Maj. Morgan+===Fracas at Wells===
  
 Bellum Civile Bellum Civile
 p.2  p.2 
 July 1642 July 1642
-Hopton ordered Colonel Sir Edward Rodney to drawe (call up) his Trained Band Regiment. + 
-Regiment at Wells a few days later.+Hopton ordered Colonel Sir Edward Rodney to drawe (call up) his Trained Band Regiment. Regiment at Wells a few days later. 
 August 5th 1642  August 5th 1642 
-The Regiment were being viewed in a field outside Wells when the enemy appeared. +The Regiment were being viewed in a field outside Wells when the enemy appeared. They manned barricades in Wells Town. 
-They manned barricades in Wells Town.+ 
 +===Against Taunton=== 
 + 
 +Walker p.96 His Foot Regiment was ordered by Sir John Berkeley to assist Colonel Edmund Wyndham in distressing the Parliament garrison at Taunton Sep. 1644
  
-Walker p.96 His Foot Regiment was ordered by Sir John Berkeley to assist Colonel Edmund Wyndham in distressing the Parliament garrison at Taunton Sep.1644+===Thomas Strode===
  
 (1) SP23.119.801 (1) SP23.119.801
 To the Honorable Committee To the Honorable Committee
 Sirs, Sirs,
-Longe before these troubles I was a Captaine of a Foote Company under Sir Edward Rodney,and about the  first of August 1642 came my Lord Marquess of Hartford as Lord Lieutennant of Somerset to Wells,where he sent out warrants to require us with our men to muster before him,I must confesse I did obey his warrant and brought my men before him att Wells: and never after this did I doe any thinge,but did lay downe my Commission,​for my fault I am heartily sorry for,and doe humbly submitt myselfe to this honorable Committee.+ 
 +Longe before these troubles I was a Captaine of a Foote Company under Sir Edward Rodney, and about the  first of August 1642 came my Lord Marquess of Hartford as Lord Lieutennant of Somerset to Wells, where he sent out warrants to require us with our men to muster before him, I must confesse I did obey his warrant and brought my men before him att Wells: and never after this did I doe any thinge, but did lay downe my Commission, for my fault I am heartily sorry for, and doe humbly submitt myselfe to this honorable Committee.
  
 For my land by the yeare For my land by the yeare
 Att Bowligh where I live is worth 65li p anno Att Bowligh where I live is worth 65li p anno
-Att Maperton ​                                   54li p anno+Att Maperton 54li p anno
  
 Tho: Strode Tho: Strode
  
  
 +===Arthur Brooke===
 (2) SP23.195.128 (2) SP23.195.128
 Extract. Extract.
 +
 To the Honourable the Committee sitting att Gouldsmithes Hall for Compounding with delinquents To the Honourable the Committee sitting att Gouldsmithes Hall for Compounding with delinquents
 The humble peticion of Arthure Brokes of Glaston in ye County of Somersett Gent. The humble peticion of Arthure Brokes of Glaston in ye County of Somersett Gent.
-Sheweth that your peticioner had a Commission and did serve as a Maior of a Foote Regiment in ye Kings Army,and upon Michmas day last was taken in Baughton in ye County of Devon and carried a prisoner to Bridgwater where he continued 13 weekes together,​and then had liberty upon severall parolls from his Excellency to endeavour an exchange,​which notwithstanding his endeavours he could not then procure.+Sheweth that your peticioner had a Commission and did serve as a Maior of a Foote Regiment in ye Kings Army,and upon Michmas day last was taken in Baughton in ye County of Devon and carried a prisoner to Bridgwater where he continued 13 weekes together, and then had liberty upon severall parolls from his Excellency to endeavour an exchange, which notwithstanding his endeavours he could not then procure.
  
 13: May 1646 13: May 1646
 +
 +===Garrison at Wells===
  
 Add. Mss.78255 Add. Mss.78255
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 At a Council of War At a Council of War
 Bristol 14th March 1644/5 Bristol 14th March 1644/5
 +
 If Wells cannot be defended to send for ye Armes & Powder from there...leaving only so much as will serve for ye defence of the Bishops Palace...ye house defended by Lt: Coll: Brook to whom Ld Hopton hath written now & before to that effect. If Wells cannot be defended to send for ye Armes & Powder from there...leaving only so much as will serve for ye defence of the Bishops Palace...ye house defended by Lt: Coll: Brook to whom Ld Hopton hath written now & before to that effect.
  
 In the margin Sir Edward Rodney both now and before hath written to put some of his Regiment into yt house. ​ In the margin Sir Edward Rodney both now and before hath written to put some of his Regiment into yt house. ​
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 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====