Lord Grey of Wark’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Grey of Wark
Area RaisedNorfolk
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignOne plain
Field ArmiesEssex 1643

Parliamentarian Regiment of Horse of the Eastern Association serving at the siege of Reading

Service History

1642

1643

  • April: Muster at Cambridge
  • April: Siege of Reading
  • May to June: Serving with Essex's army
  • July: Grey arrested

Notes

Likely disbanded in July 1643 after Lord Grey of Wark was arrested for refusing to act as an envoy to the Scots.

Flags & Equipment

Lord Grey's troop carried a plain red cornet1).

Notable Officers

William Grey, 1st Lord Grey of Wark

Lord Grey of Wark (often Werke etc) was the first commander of the Eastern Association. He is not to be confused with Lord Grey of Groby, a Parliamentarian commander in the Midlands.

Officer List

  • Major John ? Fountain (a John Fountain signed for pay for the troop but not clear if this is the Major or a junior officer)2)
  • Captain [ ] Jermy (paid on the same warrant as Major Fountain)3)
  • Captain William Grey (In Aug 1643 he was paid for his troop in the regiment late of the Lord Grey)4)
  • Captain Edward Bert (18/03/43 - 04/06/43)
  • Captain Thomas Wogan (By 24/08/43 he and his troop had joined Essex's army serving in Colonel Thomas Meldrum's and then Colonel James Sheffield’s Regiment of Horse

Strength

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8
2) N.A. SP28/9/157
3) N.A. SP28/7/80
4) N.A. SP28/9/206