Sir Thomas Fairfax’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration 11)
Active1642-5
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Thomas Fairfax
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesFairfax 1642-5

Parliamentarian regiment of horse commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax, Lieutenant General of the Northern Association

Service History

1642

  • October: Skirmish at Bradford
  • November: Skirmish at Hull
  • November: Skirmish at Wetherby
  • December: Battle of Tadcaster
  • December: Skirmish at Monk Fryston
  • December: Skirmish at Sherburn

1643

  • January: Storm of Leeds
  • March: Battle of Seacroft Moor
  • April: Besieged in Leeds
  • May: Storm of Wakefield
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor
  • July: Besieged in Bradford
  • July: Skirmish at Selby
  • August: Skirmish at Beverley
  • August: Taking of Stamford Bridge
  • September: Besieged in Hull
  • October to November: Siege of Bolingbroke Castle
  • October: Battle of Winceby

1644

  • 25th January: Battle of Nantwich
  • February to March: Siege of Lathom House
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • December to March 1645: Siege of Pontefract?

1645

Notes

In 1645 the regiment seems to have come under Copley's command after Fairfax was made General of the New Model Army. Any clarification gratefully received!

Flags

Sir Thomas Fairfax's cornet was blue with a foliated pattern of cloth (Illustration 1). He continued with a plain blue cornet in the New Model Army.

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Fairfax

Officer List

Strength

Initially a single troop, but expanded to a full regiment

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. SP28/267/Pt1/21
3) N.A. SP28/46/276