Colonel Thomas Cardiffe’s Regiment of Foot

Activeto 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Cardiffe
Area RaisedHerefordshire?
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Field ArmiesWorcester 1644?

Royalist regiment of foot of the Marquis of Worcester's forces, probably from Herefordshire

Service History


  • December: Cardiffe lays down his arms at Monmouth and retires to Glamorgan


Served under the Marquis of Worcester, who was based at Raglan Castle. Victor Judge notes “I don't believe that he was a Colonel and possibly Major Mynors was connected to the Regiment so more research needs to be done with regard to Monmouth 1644”.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Thomas Cardiffe

From Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, previously served as captain in Colonel Fitzwilliam Coningsby’s Regiment of Foot, possibly at the battle of Highnam.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel? Thomas Cardiffe
  • Captain Lancelot Cardiffe I.O. L + W
  • Captain John Morgan Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Roger Vaughan I.O. Monm.
  • Lieutenant Richard Mynors I.O. Hereford.
  • Lieutenant William Taylor I.O. Omitted. to Capt. Jo. Morgan Hereford

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

SP23.210.553 Extract.

The humble peticion of Thomas Cardiffe

That your petitioner in the beginning of the late troubles did beare Armes for the late King against the Parliament but in December 1644 being in the Towne of Monmouth laid downe his Armes, and went into Glamorganshire…


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