Sir Thomas Littleton’s Worcestershire Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Thomas Littleton
Area RaisedWorcestershire
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist Trained Band regiment of foot in garrison at Bewdley

Service History

1642

  • September: Littleton commissioned colonel of a Worcestershire Trained Band by the King

1643

1644

  • Garrison of Bewdley
  • May: Raided at Bedley, Littleton captured

Notes

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Littleton

Of Frankley, he was kidnapped in a daring raid on Bewdley by Colonel John ‘Tinker’ Fox of Edgbaston.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Thomas Littleton's Worcestershire Trained Band.
  • Captain (1) John Clent Bewdley
  • Captain (1) Philip Brace Worcester
  • Captain (1) John Speite Pershore
  • Captain (1) Scudamore Pitts Droitwich
  • Captain (1) Richard Pitts Worcester

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

Colonell Fox went forth ( if you will from his den) namely, from Tamworth, accompanied with not above 64 men; on the same night he came to Budeley, a considerable Garrison towne of the Enemies, at the comming to the first Draine, or first Court of Guard in the Towne, he commanded them to make way for the Princes Regiment, who desired to quarter in that Towne the same night,which was granted unto him both by that and the second Guard at the Chaines, when he came to the entrance of the Towne, his men slew five or six of the Centinells, and thereby posessed themselves of the Towne, and set a guard at divers of the doores where the Commanders, Officers, or men of quality lay, all which he took, with most of their common souldiers, there being above seven score in all, and from thence he went to a great Manour house,not farre from the Towne,where he surprized Sir Thomas Littleton,a Parliament man,and some other Gentlemen, foure'On Friday May 3. that resolute and couragious Commander brave Flanders Mares, and great store of provision, all which, with fourty most gallant horse of the Cavaliers, and as many prisoners, and Sir Thomas, he brought into Coventrey, the next morning. About which time all the Cavaliers and Garison souldiers thereabouts were raised up in Armes, with an intent to have rescued their friends, but their design was frustrate in regard he returned so safely with his booty to Coventrey.'

Phillip Brace mentions his having served at Edgehill

SP23.185.554 Extract. The humble petition of Phillip Brace of Doverdale in the County of Worcester gent.

Sheweth that your petitioner was in Armes for his Majestie at Edgehill but immediately after that fight, he layd downe armes returned into his owne Countrey and hath there lived peaceably and quietly ever since. That he submitted himselfe to the Committee of Parliament appoynted for the County of Worcester,when they sate at Warwicke in May 1645:

SP23.212.377 The humble petition of Scudamore Pytts of St. Johns in ye County of Worcester Gent

Humbly sheweth that your petitioner was in Armes for ye late King but that about 4 yeares last past he voluntarily laid them downe,nor hath he since ayded or assisted that pty but hath been obedient to all orders and & Acts of Parliament & hath freely paid his taxes & assesments to their use.

Sir Thomas Littleton was captured in Bewdley in May 1644.

Also see Sir Richard Baker copied.

Descriptive Catalogue of the Charters and Muniments of the Lyttleton family.

Littletons Commission as Colonel of the Trained Bands in the County of Worcester is signed by King Charles 1 at Nottingham 3rd September 1642.

Strength

  • May 1644: 150 in garrison at Bewdley

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