Col. Hugh Rogers’ Dorset Trained Band of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHugh Rogers
Area RaisedDorset
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesHertford 1642

Dorset Trained Band mentioned as supporting Hertford’s Royalists at Sherborne in 1642

Service History


  • September: Besieged at Sherborne Castle


Coats and Flags

Colour captured 0418 English Emblematic Tradition Foot Colour.

One Colour is known, White, top left a Cloud with an eye looking out and two mottoes in swirling banners. “Sume put ther trusst in Charetes and som in horses but we will rember the nam of the Lord our God”. Below is the second motto ” Our Fathers hoped in thee thaye trusted in thee and yu didsst deleuor them” Beside the Cloud top left is a shield with the Arms of Rogers and bottom left a green leaf.

Notable Officers

Hugh Rogers of Bryanstone

Rogers took the Covenant and joined the Parliamentarians.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

Bellum Civile

Mr Rogers of Breyston (sic) who came in to Sherborne with 1000 Foot of the Trained Band of Dorsetshire.

Mr Rogers of Bryanston brought 1000 foot of Dorset T/B into Sherborne.


  • 1000 men in 1642

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