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Colonel Charles Essex’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelCharles Essex
Area Raised
Coat ColourTawney lined Yellow
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642

Parliamentarian Regiment originally raised for service in Ireland but instead serving with Essex’s army at Edgehill

Service History


  • 23rd September: Battle of Edgehill - Part of Charles Essex' Brigade (Front left)
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green


Coats, Flags and Equipment

The regiment were issued tawny coats lined yellow in September 1642 1).

Notable Officers

Charles Essex

Officer Lists

June 1642 proposed for service in Ireland

  • Colonel Charles Essex2)
  • Lt-Col Adam Cunningham
  • Major Thomas Ogle
  • 1st Captain William Roberts
  • 2nd Captain George Narrow
  • 3rd Captain Constance Ferrer
  • 4th Captain Samuel Loftus
  • 5th Captain John Jenkins “for Firelocks”
  • Captain-Lt Francis Hall
  • Lieutenant Peter Crispe
  • Lieutenant James Webb
  • Lieutenant Ambrose Tindall
  • Lieutenant Edward Barnwell
  • Lieutenant William Hetwet
  • Lieutenant James Barrell
  • Lieutenant Bartholamew Elecot
  • Ensign John Shipman
  • Ensign Leonard Hawkins
  • Ensign Richard Osborne
  • Ensign John Watkins
  • Ensign Thomas Paramour
  • Ensign John Hemmings
  • Ensign Francis Butler
  • Ensign Wayte


See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
2) A List of the Field Officers…, London 1642. British Library Thomason Tracts E 669 f6 (32)