Colonel Henry Mainwaring’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1643 to
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHenry Mainwaring
Area RaisedCheshire
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Flag Colour
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Field ArmiesBrereton 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot serving in Cheshire in the First Civil War

Service History


  • March: First Battle of Middlewich


  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • May: Stormed at Stockport
  • July: Skirmish at Oswestry
  • September: Battle of Montgomery


  • January to February: Siege of Chester?
  • February: Skirmish at Farndon Bridge (det)


A history of the unit and lists of its officers are shown in Andrew Abram’s More Like Lions Than Men: Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament 1642-46 Helion & Co. Ltd., Warwick, 2020. ISBN 978-1-913118-82-2

Mainwaring had been removed from command in 1644, but the regiment persisted until 1645 at least, though weak.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Henry Mainwaring

Not to be confused with Randall Mainwaring, leader of a London regiment.


1645: About 160 men in four companies1)

  • Colonell Mainwaring his regiment
  • Capt Leadbeater
  • Cotton
  • Baskerville
  • Hancocke

See Also

1) British Library Additional Manuscript 11331,45