Lord Fielding’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-4
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Fielding
John Middleton
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesEssex 1642-4

Later Colonel John Middleton’s Regiment of Horse

Parliamentarian regiment of horse of the Earl of Essex’s army

Service History

1642

  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • November: Middleton commissioned colonel, replacing Fielding

1643

  • Skirmish at Dorchester on Thames?
  • July: Skirmish at Padbury
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • September: Skirmish at Deddington and Brackley?
  • September: Skirmish at Adderbury?
  • September: Skirmish at Stow on the Wold
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • September: Skirmish at Aldermaston and Padworth?
  • November: Skirmish at Alderton

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • Reduced into James Sheffield's Regiment of Horse

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Sir Samuel Luke's troop served with the regiment until autumn 1643 when he was leading his own unit Sir Samuel Luke’s Regiment of Horse. According to Blount: Sir Sam. Luke figured a Biuble and a Map of London, with this motto, LEX SUPREMA, SALUS PATRIAE1).

Notable Officers

A list of officers under Middleton is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Lord Fielding

Bazil, Lord Fielding became the Second Earl of Denbigh after his Royalist father was killed at the storm of Birmingham in 1643. Subsequently he was appointed Parliamentarian General of the Midland Association, taking his own troop of horse to the Midlands, but leaving the rest of the regiment under Colonel Middleton to serve in Essex's army. His second regiment was the Earl of Denbigh’s Regiment of Horse

John Middleton

Middleton left Essex's army after Cheriton, joining Waller's army of the Southern Association where he raised another cavalry regiment in the summer of 1644.

Captain Middleton

Captain Hake

Strength

See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655