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-|**Active**|1643 to 1645|+|**Active**|1643 to 1644|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
 |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian| |**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
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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)   *August to February 1644: Supplied from Stafford (Graves'​ trp)
  
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 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. ​ 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=== ===Officer List===
-  *Major James Medhope (held this rank in June 1643. Led the remainder of the regiment in Cheshire and Staffordshire after Graves departure)+  *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