Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Essex Militia at start of Civil War in 1642

The below men were leaders of a second force raised by Parliament in 1642 to combat the Royal Armies that were threatening London.
By the end of the Civil War, Essex would field three regiment on behalf of Parliament.


Dengie Hundred
Mr Wiseman JP
Mr Alleston
Mr Browne
Captain Mildmay
Captain Fleming
Captain Audley
Mr Gregory Baker

Rochford Hundred
Mr Thomas King
Mr Whitaker
Mr Peck
Mr Sams
Mr White

Chelmsford Hundred
Mr Wright
Sir William Stewkley
Sir Martin Lumley
Mr Talbot

Other Essex Hundreds
Sir Thomas Barrington
Mr Grimston
Sir John Sandys
Sir Thomas Wiseman
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Sir Samuel Luke
Mr Thomas Mildmay ( of Terling)
Mr William Wiseman
Mr Thomas White
Mr Isaac Joyner
Mr Haddon
Mr Bradley
Mr Hugh Kadley
Sir Henry Mildmay
Sir Humphrey Mildmay
Mr Henry Fisher
Sir William Luckey
Mr Thomas Harbottle ( of Baddow)
Mr Ramsey

By November 1642, three Regiments of trained men paraded at Saffron Walden

First or Earl of Warwick's
Lt Colonel Hnery Farr
Jer Aylett
Peter Jervis
Benjamin Rolfe- Quartermaster
Major Arthur Dakin
Captain John Hawkins
Jas Silverlack
Captain Stephen Smyth
Col William Browne

Second or Sir Thomas Barrington's
Lt Colonel Edward Birkhead
Henry Perry
John Savell
William Turner
Thomas Wilmer
Jonathan Ince

Third or Sir John Honeywood's
Lt Colonel Deane Tindfall
Captain William Umfreville
Captain Henry Clitherow
Captain langley
Captain Coleman
J Thane
Sergeant John Parker
Sergeant Robert White
Drummer Richard Cayley