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Colonel Humphrey Mackworth’s Regiment of Foot

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHumphrey Mackworth
Area RaisedShropshire
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Parliamentarian foot in garrison at Shrewsbury

Service History


  • April: Garrison of Shrewsbury
  • June: Siege of Stokesay Castle
  • June: Battle of Winstanstow
  • November: Several companies disbanded


  • April to June: Siege of Ludlow??


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Humphrey Mackworth

Humphrey Mackworth Genealogy link was appointed governor of Shrewsbury from 1645 and likely raised his regiment thereabouts. He died in 1654 and was, at first, buried in Westminster Abbey until his remains were ejected by the order of Charles II.

Officer List

  • Captain William King (Had a Company of townsman in the garrison of Shrewsbury from 02/04/45 to 20/11/45)1)
  • Captain Jukes (Paid alongside King in September 1645)2)
  • Captain Webbe (Paid alongside King in September 1645)3)
  • Captain Doughty (Paid alongside King in September 1645)4)
  • Captain Studley (Paid alongside King in September 1645)5)

All five of these companies were disbanded in November 1645. Although the men of King's company were put under the joint command of

  • Captain Thomas Gayes
  • Captain John Proud

Both being Aldermen of the Town.6)


King's company was intended to be 150 strong

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/242/54; SP28/242/91.
2) , 3) , 4) , 5) N.A. SP28/242/89.
6) N.A. SP28/36/6