Sir Thomas Bridges’ Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Bridges
Area RaisedSomerset
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Royalist foot serving in garrison at Bath

Service History


  • May: Bridges commissioned to impress 800 men
  • Garrison of Bath


  • July: Stormed at Bath


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Bridges

High Sheriff of Somerset and governor of Bath.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Thomas Bridges
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rislye/Wriosley (1) + ment. I.O.
  • Sargeant Major ?
  • Captain George Bridges I.O. Somerset
  • Captain Henry Bull Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Richard Bull Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Peter Gleane Ment. I.O.
  • Captain William Hall (4) + I.O. L + W
  • Captain John Hide (2)
  • Captain Henry Chapman (3) + I.O. Somerset
  • Captain William Morgan Ment. I.O.
  • Captain John Palmer I.O. Somerset
  • Lieutenant Henry Combe I.O. Somerset to Capt. Rich. Bull
  • Lieutenant Francis Cox I.O. Somerset to Capt. Bridges
  • Lieutenant William Hall (4)
  • Ensign John Combe I.O. Somerset to Capt. Rich. Bull
  • Ensign Henry Creech I.O. Somerset
  • Ensign Edward Fox I.O. L + W to Capt. Gleane
  • Ensign John Massey I.O. Somerset to Capt. Bridges
  • Ensign Anthony Meeres I.O. L + W to Capt. Morgan
  • Ensign William Parfet I.O. Somerset to Lt. Col. Rislye
  • Ensign John Smith I.O. Somerset to Capt. Hen. Bull
  • Ensign Robert Taunton I.O. Somerset
  • Quartermaster John Cox I.O. Dorset

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Bridges' commission

Blacks Docquets of letters patent p.214 29th May 1644 Commission to Sir Thomas Bridges High Sheriff of Somerset to imprest 800 men

William Hall

(4) C/24/903 & C10/80/55 William Hall was an Actor drilled a Company of Foot at Bristol first as a Lieutenant then as a Captain

Robert Prouze

SP23.109.21 Robert Prouze was under Sheriff.

Lt Col Wriosly

(1) William Salt Library Mss.45 27.3.1644/5 After noon at Bristol Present The Prince, Ld. Hopton, Ld. Capel, Ld. Culpepper Earl of Berkshire, Mr Chancellor. Lieutenant Colonel Wriosly of Bath to attend tomorrow touching Mr. Nevill.

Capt Hide

(2) SP23.178.295 Captain John Hide mentioned as owing money to Sir Thomas Bridges.

Capt Chapman

(3) The perfect weekly account 3-10th May 1648

SP23.73.844 Extract.

To the honourable Committee for Compounding with Delinquents sitting at Goldsmiths Hall The humble peticion of Henry Chapman sheweth that your peticioner was Captaine of a Foote Company in his Majesties Army for ye space of six months but being convinced of his error did in and about September last lay down armes and hath since lived in Bath in the County of Somersett, and hath bin conformng to all orders and ordinances of Parliament sithence.

June 1645

SP23.73.831 is a similar petition from George Chapman of Bath stating that he laid down his arms 3 years ago. rec;'d 8th June (1645 ?)

Capt Bull

(5) Bristol St. James Parish Register

1st June 1645 Captaine Richard Bull buried.


  • May 1644: Bridges commissioned to impress 800 men

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