Colonel Henry Waite’s Yorkshire Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Slingsby
Henry Waite
Area RaisedYork
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York Trained Band defending the city on behalf of the Royalists in 1644

Service History


  • April: Sir Henry Slingsby commissioned Colonel of the York City Trained Band
  • December: Slingsby leaves to command a volunteer regiment in Newcastle's army


  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • July: Besieged in York


Slingsby was ordered to find 20 men to guard the King's person in 1642, but found the soldiers reluctant and they failed to perform the service. Presumably Waite took over from Slingsby?

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Notable Officers

Sir Henry Slingsby

Sir Henry Slingsby commanded a Yorkshire Trained Band regiment in York between April and December 1642, then was commissioned a Colonel by Newcastle1).

Col Henry Waite

Waite commanded the York Trained Band during the sieges of 1644.


See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2