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Colonel Richard Graves’ Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRichard Graves
Area RaisedMidlands
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBrereton 643

Parliamentarian horse in garrison at Lichfield, whose Colonel was later given a New Model Army Regiment

Service History

1643

  • Graves commissioned Colonel
  • April: Stormed at Birmingham
  • April: Besieged at Lichfield

Notes

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 begining 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 44

Flags

Notable Officers

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 Regiment of Foot in the Midlands, that were likely dispersed after his garrisons at Birmingham and Lichfield were stormed by Prince Rupert. In February 1644 he joined the Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse and made Lieutenant Colonel. When Essex's horse were converted to a New Model Army regiment, 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)

Strength

Probably a single troop in 1643

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