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 The Monmouth Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 400 men armed with 200 muskets and 200 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 47 horse. The Monmouth Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 400 men armed with 200 muskets and 200 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 47 horse.
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 +In July 1645 a list was drawn up of Trained Band colonels for the hundreds of Monmouthshire (see below). Each of the six hundreds was annotated with 160, probably indicating the number of men but more than likely an aspirational rather than an actual figure. ​
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 +In 1651 the Monmouthshire militia was ordered to rendezvous at Gloucester to hold the city during the Worcester campaign. ​
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 ====== Monmouth Trained Band ====== ====== Monmouth Trained Band ======
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 =====Contemporary References===== =====Contemporary References=====
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
  
 +===Herbert to Morgan===
 (1) TREDEGAR 8 .105/121 (1) TREDEGAR 8 .105/121
 To Capt. Thomas Morgan. To Capt. Thomas Morgan.
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 //You are to remayne with the Trayne band under your command in the Town of Chepstowe to secure the said Towne and not to permit any of the firearms to goe out of the said Towne. Alsoe of the foure pieces of ordnance which are there you are to dispose two of them for the defence of the Towne of Monmouth and for you doing this shall be your warrant dated at Raglan the 28th Day of March 1643.// //You are to remayne with the Trayne band under your command in the Town of Chepstowe to secure the said Towne and not to permit any of the firearms to goe out of the said Towne. Alsoe of the foure pieces of ordnance which are there you are to dispose two of them for the defence of the Towne of Monmouth and for you doing this shall be your warrant dated at Raglan the 28th Day of March 1643.//
 Attributed to Edward Herbert but signature could be Lord Herbert. Attributed to Edward Herbert but signature could be Lord Herbert.
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 From Isca Silurum. From Isca Silurum.
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 +===Colonels in 1645===
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 +Note: this manuscript seems to have confused Aberystwyth and Abergavenny,​ suggested corrections in brackets
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 +Harley Mss. 6852 f.302
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 +July 1645
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 +Aberystwyth (Abergavenny) Trained Band
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 +Colonels of every Hundred
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 +  *Thomas ​               160  Daldicot (Caldicot)
 +  *Sir Trevor Williams ​  ​160 ​ Uske (Usk) (see [[royalist:​foot-regiments:​sir-trevor-williams|Sir Trevor Williams’ Regiment of Foot]])
 +  *Sir William Morgan ​   160  Westlog (Wentloog) (see [[http://​www.histparl.ac.uk/​volume/​1604-1629/​member/​morgan-sir-william-1567-1652|Sir William Morgan of Tredegar]], Capt of Wentloog militia by 1642, Gov. Newport 1643)
 +  *Price ​                ​160 ​ Arergarey (Abergavenny) ​
 +  *Wallin/​s ​             160  Skefrith (Skenfrith)
 +  *Sir George Probert ​   160  Raglan & Tir. (Raglan & possibly Tintern?) (probably [[http://​www.historyofparliamentonline.org/​volume/​1660-1690/​member/​probert-sir-george-1617-77|Sir George Probert]])
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 =====See Also====== =====See Also======