Sir Thomas Metham’s Yorkshire Trained Band Regiment of Foot

Active1639 to 1644?
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Bishops' War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Thomas Metham
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat Colour
Flag ColourAzure & Yellow (1639)
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesCharles 1639
Oxford 1642

Regiment of foot of the Yorkshire Trained Bands, served in the First Bishops' War and supporting the Royalists at the outbreak of the First Civil War

Service History

1639

  • April: Mustered at York
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

1640

1641

1642

  • July: First Siege of Hull

1643

1644

  • June-July: Besieged in York?
  • July: Second siege of York?

Notes

Flags

In 1639 the regiment carried 13 colours, they were azure and yellow, but no pattern or design was mentioned1).

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Metham

Killed leading the Marquis of Newcastle’s Lifeguard Troop of Horse at Marston Moor.

Officer List

From original research By Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Thomas Metham (1)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vaughan (1)
  • Sargeant Major Michael Portington (1)
  • Captain Lewis Lewin (1)
  • Captain Phillip Monckton (1)
  • Captain William Thornton (1)
  • Captain John Vaughan (1)
  • Captain Lieutenant Ralph Normavile (1)
  • Lieutenant Nicholas Butler (1)

(1) The list of Sir Thomas Metham Knt. his Regiment.

Strength

  • May 1639: 867 men 2)
  • 1639: Presumably 13 companies as they had 13 flags

See Also

1) Original research by Victor Judge, aka BCW user 1642
2) Rushworth's 'Historical Collections: 1639, March-June', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 885-946. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74912 Date accessed: 24 June 2014