Sir William Robinson’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Robinson
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Field ArmiesBelasyse 1644

Yorkshire regiment of foot supporting the Royalists

Service History


  • March: Repulsed from Bradford
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor?
  • July: Besieged at York


It is possible that the Regiment stayed to protect York rather than fought at Marston Moor.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Sir William Robinson

William Robinson of Newby in the County of Yorkshire, surrendered at the fall of York in 1644.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel William Robinson
  • Captain Thomas Mascall Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Thomas Scudamore I.O. Yorksh.
  • Captain Lieutenant John Taylor I.O. Yorksh.
  • Lieutenant Jonathan Mascall I.O. Yorksh. to Capt. Mascall
  • Ensign Henry Scudamore I.O. Yorksh.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Robinson's Delinquency

SP23.191.555 Extract. William Robinson of Newby in the County of Yorke

His Delinquency that he was in Armes against the Parliament and in the Citty of Yorke when it was surrendered and then submitted himself to the three Generalls present at the takinge in of the said Citty, the Earle of Leven, the Lord Fairfax and Earle of Manchester, and had their protection of the 19th July 1644.

SP23.191.557 Extract. To the Committee for Compounding with delinquents estates Gentlemen,

in answeare to a letter of yours for certifieinge the crymes and Estate of Sir William Robinson Knight within the Northrodd of this Countie of Yorke. We have endeavoured to informe ourselves, and doe certifie that he was a Coll. in the Army in the Lord Newcastles Armie and had command of men against the Parliament. That he continued in that employment untill the reducement of the Citty of Yorke, and he was also a Committee man for the Lord Newcastle, and since August 1644 he hath lived quietly at home and submitted to the ordinances of Parliament.

Geo: Hawood Robt: Wate (and others)

29th August 1646


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