Sir Michael Livesey’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1642-4
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Michael Livesey
Area RaisedKent
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-5

Parliamentarian Regiment of Kentish Horse serving in the South and with Waller's Southern Association

Service History

1642

  • Raised in Kent
  • December: Siege of Chichester

1643

  • July: Put down rising at Severnoaks and Tonbridge
  • November: Standoff at Farnham Castle
  • December: Defence of Bramber
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

Notes

In January 1643 one of the troops, that commanded by Capt Gibbons, were dragoons.2)

Flags

Colonel Sir Michael Livesey

Livesey's cornet was red with the motto FOR KING AND PARLIAMENT illustrated above.

Major George Sedascue

Sedascue, thought to be German but in fact Polish, Johannes Sedowski, had a red cornet with the sun at top left, a storm cloud top right and the motto POST NUBILA PHREVE on a three part scroll. 3)

Notable Officers

A list of officers 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

Sir Michael Livesey

Strength

  • March 1644: 5 troops at Cheriton

See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine
2) N.A. SP28/144/Part1/9
3) Soldiers of the English Civi War, George Sedascue, by Barry Denton in English Civil War Notes and Queries Issue 1, pp 5-6, Eds. David Ryan & Hawk Norton, Jan 1984