Sir Francis Barnham's Aylesford Lathe Kent Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1639 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Bishops' War
First Civil War
ColonelSir Francis Barnham
Mark Dixwell
John Dixwell
Area RaisedKent
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Later Colonel Mark Dixwell's, then perhaps Col John Dixwell's Aylesford Lathe Kent Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Parliamentarian Kent Trained Band foot serving under Waller

Service History



  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel


Recruited in the Rochester, Maidstone and Tunbridge areas.


Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Sir Francis Barnham

Barnham was Colonel in 1639, supported Parliament in the First Civil War and is said to have died in 1646.

Mark Dixwell

Died in 1643-4, probably at the siege of Arundel.

John Dixwell

John Dixwell, biographies at BCWand DNB brother of Mark, likely took over the regiment, though another colonel must have been appointed in the interim as Dixwell was still a Captain in 1646. He was still colonel of a Kent militia regiment in 1650. A regicide, he fled to America after the Restoration.


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