Colonel John Leigh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Leigh
Area RaisedCheshire
Coat Colorgrey (?)
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBrereton 1645-6

Parliamentarian foot serving with Brereton’s Cheshire forces

Service History


  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath??
  • September to February 1646 Siege of Chester?


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

Flags and Equipment

Between October 1642 and October 1643 the constables of Mere paid £2 14s. 10d for grey coats to be sent to Knutsford garrison1). The Knutsford garrison are believed to be soldiers under Leigh's command.

Notable Officers

John Leigh


  • 1645: 520 men in five companies

See Also

1) British Library MS Harley 2128 folio 60r