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Colonel John Leigh’s Regiment of Foot

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

Parliamentarian foot serving with Brereton’s Cheshire forces

Service History

1645

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

Notes

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

Strength

  • 1645: 520 men in five companies

See Also

1) British Library MS Harley 2128 folio 60r