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Sir William Constable’s Southern Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Constable
Area Raised
Coat ColourBlue lined White
Red or Grey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642-4

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot serving as part of Essex’s army

Service History


  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green


  • April: Siege of Reading
  • 11th August: Constable leaves for North
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury


  • 24th April: Regiment reduced


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Issued blue coats in September 1642, they were next issued coats in August 1643, which were probably red or grey 1).

Notable Officers

Sir William Constable

Officer Lists


  • Colonel Sir William Constable (left regiment 11/08/43 to take up a command in the North)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Grame (Led regiment from 11/08/43 to 24/04/44)
  • Major Henry Frodsham
  • Captain Thomas Eure
  • Captain James Breckham (Peckham)
  • Captain John Fenwick
  • Captain Simon Needham
  • Captain Benjamin Cecil
  • Captain Humphrey Jones
  • Captain James Gray

April 1644

  • Major Henry Frodsham
  • Captain [Simon] Needham
  • Captain James Gray
  • Captain [James] Peckham
  • Captain John Clarke
  • Captain Humphrey Fownes
  • Captain [John?] Dugdale (possibly the man who had been Lieutenant to Captain Eure in 1642)
  • Captain Arthur Young (possibly the man who had been Ensign to Captain Eure in 1642)


See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846