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Earl of Warwick’s Essex Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1643-4
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Warwick
Area RaisedEssex
Coat Colour
Flag ColourBlue, White or Yellow
Flag DesignPlates
Field ArmiesEssex 1643

Essex Trained Band supporting the Parliamentarians in the First Civil War

Service History

1643

  • April: Siege of Reading, forming part of Lord Grey of Wark's force
  • June: Major Dawkins annoys Lord Grey of Wark by returning to Maidenhead rather than marching to Caversham
  • November: Mustered at Saffron Walden

1644

  • July: Siege of Greenland House
  • July: March back home through London in time for the harvest

Notes

Coats and Flags

In August 1643 Warwick's regiment received 2 new colours with 'spots' as devices. At the siege of Greenland House the three Essex Trained Band regiments carried blue, white and yellow flags. However its not recorded which regiment carried which.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

Earl of Warwick

Robert Rich, Second Earl of Warwick (1587-1658) was Lord High Admiral.

Strength

  • Supposed to be 1000 men in 1643, but Barrington's only mustered 200 in the July

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8