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Sir William Fairfax’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Fairfax
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642
Fairfax 1643-

Parliamentarian Regiment of Foot serving with Essex’s army at Edgehill then reconstituted as part of Ferdinando Fairfax’s army of the Northern Association

Service History


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


  • January: Storm of Leeds
  • May: Storm of Wakefield
  • 30th June: Battle of Adwalton Moor
  • September to October: Siege of Hull?


  • April: Storm of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York


Probably grey-coats from August 1642 1).


Notable Officers

Sir William Fairfax

Colonel Thomas Morgan

According to Parliamentary Army Chaplains by Anne Laurence (Suffolk 1990), Thomas Morgan may have been given command of the regiment after Sir William Fairfax was killed leading his regiment of horse at Montgomery. Possibly it was reduced into Colonel Thomas Morgan’s Regiment of Dragoons??

Officer List

  • Major Titus Leighton (01/01/43 - 13/08/43)
  • Major Wilsheere ?
  • Captain Francis Bland (27/03/43 - 16/04/44)
  • Captain Edward Orton (10/03/43 - 04/08/43)
  • Captain George Gifford (10/03/43 - 04/08/43)


See Also

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