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 ====1643==== ====1643====
-  *Raised+  *Autumn: Weldon begins to raise the regiment in Scotland 
 +  *December: 7 troops recruited and Weldon commissioned colonel
  
 ====1644==== ====1644====
 +  *January: Quartered in Warke Barony at Preston, Leermouth, Warke and Mindrum, Northumberland,​ according to intelligence received by Royalist [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​sir-francis-anderson|Sir Francis Anderson]]
   *February to October: Siege of Newcastle   *February to October: Siege of Newcastle
   *March: Garrison Morpeth   *March: Garrison Morpeth
-  *May: Besieged at Morpeth +  ​*April: Sent to Durham to oppose Royalist recruiting 
 +  ​*May: Attempt to relieve ​Morpeth 
 +  ​*June:​ Quartered in Durham
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 +  *October: Accused of plundering at Haltwhistle,​ Knardale and Kirkhaugh
 +  *October: Berwick garrison (2 troops)
   *November to May 1646: Siege of Newark   *November to May 1646: Siege of Newark
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 ====1646==== ====1646====
   *May: Taking of Newark   *May: Taking of Newark
 +  *Quartered in Stockley area
 +  *June: Accused of plundering, along with [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​jonas-vandruske|Colonel Jonas Vandruske’s Regiment of Horse]]
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 +  *February: Return to Scotland and disband
 +=====Notes====
 +A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s //A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651// Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0
  
-=====Notes====+By June 1646 the regiment were being accused of being horse thieves, murderers, robbers, old Royalists of the Newark horse and both officers and men delighting in swearing and abusing Parliament. Unlike Vandruske'​s they were not quickly disbanded, instead disbanding in Scotland in February 1647. 
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 An Englishman, it would appear that his regiment was formed to absorb any volunteers from the Northern Parliamentarians in areas of England controlled by the Scots. ​ An Englishman, it would appear that his regiment was formed to absorb any volunteers from the Northern Parliamentarians in areas of England controlled by the Scots. ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *1643: 7 troops raised
 +  *January 1644: 6 '​colours of horse' reported by Anderson
   *January 1646: 170 troopers   *January 1646: 170 troopers
 +  *June 1646: 182 troopers
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