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Colonel Michael Weldon’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
CountryScotland
England
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelMichael Weldon
Area RaisedScotland & Northumberland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-6

Covenanter Regiment of partly English Horse raised for service in England, likely as a rallying point for Northumbrian Parliamentarians during Leven’s invasion

Service History

1643

  • Raised

1644

  • February to October: Siege of Newcastle
  • March: Garrison Morpeth
  • May: Besieged at Morpeth

1645

  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Colonel Michael Weldon

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

  • January 1646: 170 troopers

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