Sir Thomas Barrington’s Essex Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Barrington
Area RaisedEssex
Coat Colour
Flag ColourBlue, White or Yellow
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1643

Essex Trained Band supporting the Parliamentarians in the First Civil War

Service History


  • April: Siege of Reading, forming part of Lord Grey of Wark's force
  • May: Lord Grey of Wark warns Barrington that his regiment are becoming mutinous
  • November: Muster at Saffron Walden


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


Coats and Flags

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

Sir Thomas Barrington

Sir Thomas Barrington died in 1644.

Officer Lists

A list of the regiment’s officers in November 1643 is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

In addition

  • Lieutenant Colonel [] Fenwick (received money for the Regiment in July 1643)
  • Major Simon Gray (in August 1643)


  • Supposed to be 1000 men in 1643, but Barrington's only mustered 200 in the July.
  • July 1644 at Greenland house 6 companies.2)

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8
2) N.A. SP28/227/pt1/8