Sir Charles Vavasour’s Regiment of Foot

CountryEngland & Wales
ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
ColonelsSir Charles Vavasour
Area RaisedCheshire
Coat Colourunknown
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field Armies1640

English and Welsh infantry regiment that was raised for the Second Bishops’ War of 1640 1)

Service History


  • Raised in Cheshire, Shropshire and Denbighshire


In November 1641 Sir Charles raised an infantry regiment for service in Ireland, which returned to England in 1643 under Sir Matthew Appleyard

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Charles Vavasour

Officer List

The Names of all the Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Sergeant Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, Ensigns, Preachers, Chirurgeons, Quarter-masters, Provost Marshals, under his Excellency the Earl of Northumberland, Captain General for this Expedition 1640. Taken according to the Muster Roll after the Armies Retreat from Newcastle into York. 2)

•Sir Charles Vavasor, Colonel. •Howard, Lieutenant Col. •Appleyard, Serjeant Major.

Captains. •Bascarvill •Winde •Scudamore •Therneton •Pate •Kinsman •Doneill.

Lieutenants. •Thomas Bascarvell •William Evert •Philip Hutton •Edward Dymmocke •Nathaniel Smith •James Marwood •John Griffith •Edward Molworth •Jeremy Cheviers •George Masters.

Ensigns. •William Blakistone •Averoy Maleroy •Henry Chriswell •Richard Mason •Samuel Mallowes •Thomas Chapline •William Carre •Edward Cropley •John Holland •Giles Palmer.

•Preacher, Mr. Thompson. •Chirurgeon, Bennett. •Quarter-Master, Rolland Davis. •Provost Marshal, William Powell


  • 1200 planned to be raised (Cheshire 500, Shropshire 500, Denbighshire 200)
August 30th 1640

Mustered on return to Yorkshire 3)

  • Sir Cha. Vavasor 200
  • Lieut. Col. Tyrwhit 155
  • Serg. Ma. Apleyard 146
  • Capt. Donnel 108
  • Capt. Scudamore 100
  • Capt. Wynd 99
  • Capt. Thornton 109
  • Capt. Pate 84
  • Capt. Kinsmell 93
  • Capt. Bridgman 74
  • Total 1163

See Also

1) A list of the colonels as also of the severall counties out of which they are to raise their men. Thomason / 669.f.3[1]
2) , 3) 'Historical Collections: 1640, August-September', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 1221-1286. URL: Date accessed: 12 February 2014