He seems to be Parliament's leading man in Cheshire, and commanded their forces during the 1st Battle of Middlewich. Reason I ask is because it seems to be that he was garrisoned at some points in Northwich which is the town next to the village where my parents lived and I grew up through the majority of my childhood. I have been trying to come up with a local connection for baseing my forces on ( thought about trying to find out the troops who defended Birmingham <where I now live> against Rupert but like this better).
I have read through wikipedia and a couple of other pages on Sir William and the battle at Middlewich (most pages seem to say the same things) but wondered if anyone knows much or can point me in the right direction regarding Parliaments troops in Cheshire (Vale Royal really) or even an order of battle for Middlewich.
edit: oh and of course Northwich has Winnington Bridge also (staggered over it a many times worst for wear!) which is considered to be where the last battle of the Civil War took place in 1659.
Not sure, but on the subject of Cheshire ECW history Beeston Castle is well worth a visit. Heroic Royalist firelocks and all that! If you want to do some other historical research i can suggest and excellent pub near Brereton and a nice stroll to walk it off!
It does indeed seem to be a small world. I'm from Altringham originally, currently stuck west of the border. One of the lads at our club used to work at Beeston castle and we played a version of the Battle of Middlewich during last year's campaign. Link