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 |**Colonel**|Earl Rivers| |**Colonel**|Earl Rivers|
 | |Sir John Boys| | |Sir John Boys|
-|**Coat Colour**|Red or Blue| +|**Coat Colour**|Unknown|
 |**Area Raised**|Cheshire|  |**Area Raised**|Cheshire|
 |**Flag Colour**|Black|  |**Flag Colour**|Black|
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   *September: Attempt on Worcester?   *September: Attempt on Worcester?
   *October: Quartered at Stockton, Shropshire   *October: Quartered at Stockton, Shropshire
-  *October: Battle of Edgehill?+  *October: Battle of Edgehill
   *12th November: Storm of Brentford - //Part of Colonel Henry Wentworth'​s Brigade//   *12th November: Storm of Brentford - //Part of Colonel Henry Wentworth'​s Brigade//
   *13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green   *13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
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   *August to September: Siege of Gloucester   *August to September: Siege of Gloucester
   *20th September: First Battle of Newbury - //Led by Earl Rivers//   *20th September: First Battle of Newbury - //Led by Earl Rivers//
 +  *September: Garrison Donnington Castle
    
 ====1644==== ====1644====
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 It is possible that the Colours were sketched at the surrender. It is possible that the Colours were sketched at the surrender.
    
-Sources+Sources: See below
-Mercurius Aulicus 26 week Sunday 26 June 1643-Saturday 1st July 1643. +
-Mercurius Aulicus 24 week ending 24 August 1644 +
-Providence Improved by Mr. Burghall, Vicar of Acton. +
-Certaine Information (E62.16) +
-The Weekly Account (E330.32) +
-(E330.5) +
-Newes from Dennington Castle (E   .13  +
-Clarendon'​s History of the Great Rebellion +
-Historical notices in the reign of Charles I by  Nehemiah Wallington. +
-Edgehill by  Brigadier Peter Young +
-The Civil Wars in Cheshire by  R.N.Dore +
-Beef,​Bacon ​ and Bag Pudding by  David Didsbury +
-Royalist Officer in England and Wales by  P.R. Newman +
-Kent and the great rebellion ​ by H.F. Abell +
-Richard Symonds complete military diary +
-Harl.1383  +
-Portland Mss   +
-Arderne Papers  +
-Cheshire Records Office +
-Dods QJF90/​2 ​ No. 176    +
-Adderton QJF90/3 No. 183 and 184. +
-Woodfine QJF102/4 No.131 +
-Jace QJF  94/4  No.137 +
-Thanks to Alex Cole for bringing the above Petitions to my attention. +
    
 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
-Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Under Earl Rivers in December 1643 the regiment carried black flags ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ 
  
-The uniform colour of the Regiment is unknown but from the following note at Oxford dated January 1642(3) they were the same colour as Col. Blagges ​Regiment :- //Whereas there are now making at Wallingford diverse suits of clothes towards the clothing of the Garrison, that the Governor there should cause equal distribution to be made such clothes between his own and the Earl Rivers Regiment proportionately according to the strength and number of each Regiment.//​((Harl. Mss. 6852. f.95))+The uniform colour of the Regiment is unknown but from the following note at Oxford dated January 1642(3) they were the same colour as [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​thomas-blagge|Colonel Thomas Blagge’s ​Regiment ​of Foot]] ​:- //Whereas there are now making at Wallingford diverse suits of clothes towards the clothing of the Garrison, that the Governor there should cause equal distribution to be made such clothes between his own and the Earl Rivers Regiment proportionately according to the strength and number of each Regiment.//​((Harl. Mss. 6852. f.95))
  
-The colours are in Harl.1383 in consecutive folios 30, 31 and 32.                                                                                                                                                The narration for folio 30 reads Collonell John Boyse Sonn to Sir Edward Boyse of Kent+Under Earl Rivers in December 1643 the regiment carried black flags ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). There is a series of three black foot ensigns recorded within a manuscript of horse cornets. ​The colours are in Harl.1383 in consecutive folios 30, 31 and 32.                                                                                                                                                The narration for folio 30 reads //Collonell John Boyse Sonn to Sir Edward Boyse of Kent//, there is no narration for folios 31 and 32. It is possible that these Colours were sketched at the surrender ​of Donnington or Wallingford. 
-There is no narration for folios 31 and 32. + 
-It is possible that the Colours were sketched at the surrender.+Folio 30 shows a black flag with a red-winged angel in yellow robes and white sash bearing a sword and the motto below //THOU SHALT BREAK THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON//. Presumably this was the flag of the Colonel'​s company.  
 + 
 +Folios 31 and 32 show black flags with the usual red St George cross in a white canton. One has a motto diagonally down from the canton //why doe the Heathen Rage//, perhaps this is the Lt Col's flag. The last has a pile wavy and a motto horizontally at the top the flag //Shall they Escape for their wickedness O Lord//, perhaps the Major'​s flag
  
-They were issued 30 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395))+The regiment was issued 30 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395))
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Earl Rivers==== ====Earl Rivers====
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 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
 Earl Rivers'​ Regiment are re-enacted by [[http://​www.earlrivers.org.uk/​|Earl Rivers'​ Regiment of Foote]] of the Sealed Knot.  Earl Rivers'​ Regiment are re-enacted by [[http://​www.earlrivers.org.uk/​|Earl Rivers'​ Regiment of Foote]] of the Sealed Knot. 
 +
 +====Sources for Victor Judge'​s Article====
 +
 +  *Mercurius Aulicus 26 week Sunday 26 June 1643-Saturday 1st July 1643.
 +  *Mercurius Aulicus 24 week ending 24 August 1644
 +  *Providence Improved by Mr. Burghall, Vicar of Acton.
 +  *Certaine Information (E62.16)
 +  *The Weekly Account (E330.32)
 +  *(E330.5)
 +  *Newes from Dennington Castle (E   ​.13 ​
 +  *Clarendon'​s History of the Great Rebellion
 +  *Historical notices in the reign of Charles I by  Nehemiah Wallington.
 +  *Edgehill by  Brigadier Peter Young
 +  *The Civil Wars in Cheshire by  R.N. Dore
 +  *Beef, Bacon and Bag Pudding by  David Didsbury
 +  *Royalist Officer in England and Wales by  P.R. Newman
 +  *Kent and the great rebellion ​ by H.F. Abell
 +  *Richard Symonds complete military diary
 +  *Harl.1383 ​
 +  *Portland Mss  ​
 +  *Arderne Papers ​
 +  *Cheshire Records Office
 +  *Dods QJF90/​2 ​ No. 176   
 +  *Adderton QJF90/3 No. 183 and 184.
 +  *Woodfine QJF102/4 No.131
 +  *Jace QJF  94/4  No.137
 +  *Thanks to Alex Cole for bringing the above Petitions to my attention.