- C. H. Firth
- , revised by D. N. Farr
Packer, William (fl. 1644–1662), army officer and deputy major-general, entered the parliamentary army early in the civil war, and was a lieutenant in Cromwell's ‘Ironsides’ in 1644. In the spring of that year he was put under arrest by Major-General Crawford for disobedience to orders, although the incident may have arisen from the presbyterian ...