Sir John Digby’s Newark Nottinghamshire Trained Band of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Digby
Anthony Gilby
Area RaisedNewark
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Later Colonel Anthony Gilby's Newark Nottinghamshire Trained Band of Foot

Nottinghamshire Trained Band supporting the Royalists in the First Civil War

Service History


  • August: Repulsed from Coventry
  • Garrison of Newark


  • February: Besieged in Newark


  • February to March: Besieged in Newark
  • March: Battle of Newark


  • March: Battle of Pontefract?


Anthony Gilby took over the Regiment of Sir John Digby before January 1644/5. It appears the unit might have included a troop of horse as quartermaster Tye was a cavalryman.

Coats and Flags


Notable Officers

Sir John Digby

Sir John Digby, Not to be confused with Colonel John Digby, a Royalist leader in the West Country, or Lord Digby, courtier and Colonel of a Regiment of horse in the Oxford Army.

Anthony Gilby

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Anthony Gilby
  • Captain John Barker Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Patrick Cox Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Benjamin Marshall I.O. Yorks.
  • Captain Pate Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Abraham Wharton I.O. Lincs.
  • Captain William Wombwell1) + ment. I.O.
  • Captain Lieutenant John Tye I.O. Notts.
  • Lieutenant William Broadhead I.O. Notts. to Capt. Cox
  • Lieutenant William Grundy I.O. Notts. to Capt. Pate
  • Lieutenant Ralph Royston I.O. Notts. to Capt. Wombwell
  • Lieutenant Jonathan Wray I.O. Yorks.
  • Ensign William Howson I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Barker
  • Quartermaster John Tye I.O. Derbys. of Horse


See Also

1) SP23.142.639