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parliamentarian:horse-regiments:col.-richard-greaves [18/02/2013 23:12]
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-|**Active**|1643 to 1645|+|**Active**|1643 to 1644|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian| |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
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 |**Flag Design**| |  |**Flag Design**| |
-|**Field Armies**|Brereton ​643|+|**Field Armies**|Brereton ​1643|
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   *April: Stormed at Birmingham ​   *April: Stormed at Birmingham ​
   *April: Besieged at Lichfield   *April: Besieged at Lichfield
 +  *April: March to Coventry after surrender of Lichfield
 +  *July: Received Supplies in Cheshire
 +  *August to February 1644: Supplied from Stafford (Graves'​ trp)
  
 +====1644====
 +  *February: Graves'​ troop move south, quartering at Holbourne
 +  *July: Graves and his troop join the [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-essex|Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse]]
  
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-The regiment ​appear to have disbanded after being stormed by Rupert'​s force at Lichfield, for Graves ​is next heard of serving ​in the Earl of Essex'​s army. +The regiment ​survived ​being stormed by Rupert'​s force at Lichfield ​and Col Graves' troop were drawing regular supplies ​of ammunition from the magazine in Stafford between August 1643 and the beginning of February 1644. By the end of that month the troop were in the South-east quartering in Holbourne before taking service ​in the Earl of Essex'​s army, Graves becoming Lt-Col of Essex'​s Horse by July 1644.
 ===== Flags===== ===== Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Colonel Richard Graves==== ====Colonel Richard Graves====
-Richard Graves (or Greaves, Grevis, Grevys, Greves etc) was son of Sir Richard Greves of the parish of Moseley at King's Norton. He was commissioned colonel in 1643 and led a regiment of horse and a [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​richard-greaves|Regiment of Foot]] in the Midlandsthat were likely dispersed after his garrisons at Birmingham and Lichfield were stormed by Prince Rupert. ​By the winter of 1643 he had joined the [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-essex|Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse]] and made Lieutenant Colonel. When Essex'​s horse were converted to a New Model Army regiment, [[new-model-army:​horse-regiments:​richard-graves|Colonel Richard Graves’ Regiment of Horse]] he was promoted to Colonel again. Graves, being a Presbyterian,​ supported Parliament over the Army in 1647, resulting in his replacement by Scroope. ​+Richard Graves (or Greaves, Grevis, Grevys, Greves etc) was son of Sir Richard Greves of the parish of Moseley at King's Norton. He was commissioned colonel in 1643 and led a regiment of horse and a [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​richard-greaves|Regiment of Foot]] in the Midlands that was likely dispersed after his garrisons at Birmingham and Lichfield were stormed by Prince Rupert. ​In February 1644 he joined the [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-essex|Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse]] and made Lieutenant Colonel. When Essex'​s horse were converted to a New Model Army regiment, [[new-model-army:​horse-regiments:​richard-graves|Colonel Richard Graves’ Regiment of Horse]] he was promoted to Colonel again. Graves, being a Presbyterian,​ supported Parliament over the Army in 1647, resulting in his replacement by Scroope. ​ 
 +===Officer List=== 
 +  *Major James Medhope (held this rank in June 1643. Led the remainder of the regiment in Cheshire and Staffordshire after Graves departure. In late 1646 he raised a [[commonwealth:​horse-regiments:​col.-james-mydhope|regiment]] from disbanded troops in Staffordshire,​ Warwickshire and Worcestershire for service in Ireland.)
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 Probably a single troop in 1643 Probably a single troop in 1643