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   * Col. Henry Farr - see [[Earl of Warwick|Earl of Warwick'​s Essex Trained Band]] ​   * Col. Henry Farr - see [[Earl of Warwick|Earl of Warwick'​s Essex Trained Band]] ​
   * [[Cook|Col. Cook's Essex Trained Band Auxiliaries]]  ​   * [[Cook|Col. Cook's Essex Trained Band Auxiliaries]]  ​
 +  * [[Matthews|Col. Joachim Matthews'​ Essex Militia]]
   * **Essex Trained Band Horse**  ​   * **Essex Trained Band Horse**  ​
  
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 During the First Civil War the Essex Trained Bands consisted of three regiments, the Earl of Warwick'​s,​ Sir Thomas Barrington'​s and Thomas Honeywood'​s. All supported Parliament, due partly to the influence of the Earl of Warwick. In autumn 1642 Warwick raised volunteers from the Essex Trained Band regiments for his '​Reserve Army', specifically [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​james-holborne|Colonel James Holborne’s Regiment of Foot]] and [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​ogilby|Colonel William Ogilby’s Regiment of Foot]], which soon joined and were absorbed into the Earl of Essex'​s army. Many Trained Band men returned home rather than serve with the field army. The Essex Trained bands served under Lord Grey of Wark at the siege of Reading in 1643, and were called out again for the siege of Greenland House in 1644. During the First Civil War the Essex Trained Bands consisted of three regiments, the Earl of Warwick'​s,​ Sir Thomas Barrington'​s and Thomas Honeywood'​s. All supported Parliament, due partly to the influence of the Earl of Warwick. In autumn 1642 Warwick raised volunteers from the Essex Trained Band regiments for his '​Reserve Army', specifically [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​james-holborne|Colonel James Holborne’s Regiment of Foot]] and [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​ogilby|Colonel William Ogilby’s Regiment of Foot]], which soon joined and were absorbed into the Earl of Essex'​s army. Many Trained Band men returned home rather than serve with the field army. The Essex Trained bands served under Lord Grey of Wark at the siege of Reading in 1643, and were called out again for the siege of Greenland House in 1644.
  
-In the Second Civil War of 1648, Colonel Farr's Trained Band joined the Royalist insurrection in Essex and were besieged at Colchester. The other Trained Band units remained loyal to Parliament, taking part in the siege. ​+In the Second Civil War of 1648, Lt Colonel Farr of the Earl of Warwick's Trained Band joined the Royalist insurrection in Essex and was besieged at Colchester. The other Trained Band units remained loyal to Parliament, taking part in the siege. [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​col.-harlakenden|Colonel Harlakenden’s Regiment of Horse]], [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​col.-henry-mildmay|Sir Henry Mildmay’s Regiment of Horse]] and [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​col.-carew-mildmay|Colonel Carew Mildmay’s Regiment of Foot]] also served at the siege and were paid by the Essex committee, perhaps being additional militia units
  
-In the Third Civil War of 1651 three Essex Trained Band regiments marched to join Cromwell'​s army at the Battle of Worcester. ​One of these was Honeywood'​s ​regiment+In the Third Civil War of 1651 three Essex Trained Band regiments marched to a rendezvous at Oxford then joined ​Cromwell'​s army at the Battle of Worcester. ​These were Honeywood'​s, Cook's and Matthews'​ regiments