Colonel Edward King’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1643 to
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelEdward King
Thomas Hatcher
Area RaisedLincolnshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesManchester 1643
Meldrum 1644

Later Colonel Thomas Hatcher’s Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian regiment of foot of the Eastern Association serving in Lincolnshire

Service History


  • October: Raised in Lincolnshire
  • October: Siege of Lincoln?
  • Garrison of Boston, Holland, then Lincoln


  • 16th January: Defence of Nottingham
  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • 6th March: Storm of Muskham Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • Taken over by Colonel Hatcher


Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

Colonel Edward King

Colonel Thomas Hatcher

Major John Lilburne

John Lilburne served as Major before promotion to Lt Col of the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Dragoons


See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8