Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHerbert Morley
Area RaisedSussex
Coat ColourRed in 1642
Grey in 1645
Flag ColourSky Blue
Flag Design
Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of foot based at Chichester

Service History



  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel Castle??


  • June to November: Siege of Basing House (6 Coys)
  • September: Fail to prevent relief of Basing House
  • November: Fail to prevent relief of Basing House



  • March: Taking of Donnington Castle


Coats and Flags

The survivors of Hollis's that formed the basis of the Regiment were dressed in red coats as were the original recruits raised to strengthen them (see Contemporary Documents below).

Carried six blue colours to the siege of Basing in June 1644 2). Six Companies of the skie colour Regiment of Colonell Morrels (sic) at Dorchester May 1645 3)

The Gray Coates of Col. Morleyes, and Col. Leytons are put in Col. Pickerings and Col. Wallers Regiments. (E293.23) The Moderate Intelligencer Thursday July 17th-Thursday July 25th 1645.

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Col Herbert Morley

Contemporary Documents

“deliver unto Collonell Herbert Morley for the service of the County of Sussex sixty redd coates sixty capps shoes and shirts and other necessities which are for the cloathing and furnishing of that recruted Regiment which was comanded by Collonell Hollis” 29th November 1642 (NA SP28/262/374)


See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) E.285.10