Colonel Henry Crow’s Regiment of Dragoons

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelHenry Crow
Area RaisedShropshire
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Field ArmiesCapel 1643

Royalist dragoons serving with Lord Capel on the Welsh marches

Service History


  • January: Crow serving as a Captain of dragoons
  • May: Possibly besieged at Worcester (a detachment)?
  • May: Quartered at Ludlow
  • October: Battle of Wem and Lea Bridge?


  • April: Crow imprisoned for scandalous and malicious accusations against the Earl of Carbery


Also quartered at Shrewsbury during 1643.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel Henry Crow

Perhaps of Carmarthenshire, by 1660 he was involved in a scheme to carry letters between London and Amsterdam.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Henry Crow
  • Captain Blundon (1)
  • Captain William Edwards I.O. Herefords.
  • Captain John Fisher I.O. L + W
  • Captain Vincent Shepheard I.O. Salop.
  • Lieutenant John Beynon I.O. Salop. to Capt. Shepheard
  • Quartermaster Walker to Co. Crow

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Bagley's note

(1) LB7/2138 A note of William Bagley (extract).

One Crumy a souldier of Colonell Croes 6 weeks comes to £2 2sh Three souldiers of Captaine Blundons three wekes & more £2 11sh 6d

Undated but probably 1643. Other Regiments mentioned, Colonel Herberts, Colonel Woodhouse and a visit of Prince Rupert.

Fisher to Ottley

(2) Ottley Papers THOMAS FISHER TO Sir Francis Ottley.

Noble Sir

I doubt not but before these you have heard from Worcester; it is here confirmed that the Rebels is retreated with luss and Shame to Tewkesbury, Mr Walker, quarter master to Coll: Crow, came but Yesterday from Worcester, & Affirms 180 of the Enemy to be slain, & I could wish that all the Enemys of my Lord the King were as they ; the Lord be with us, & my prayers shall be for you as,

Yours to Command to my power,

Ludlow May 31 1643. For his Ma ties special affairs. Thomas Fisher.

For the Honored Sir Francis Oattley Knight Governor of Shrewsbury these present Hast Hast Post Hast Ludlow May 31 6 of the Clock morning

Thomas Fisher was Governor of Ludlow at this time.

Crow's command

To the Bayliffes, Sheriffes and under Officers of the towne of Ludlow

These are to require you to command Richard Waker to be brought before me who was apprehended upon suspision of carrynge of letters for Brompton Castell hereof fayle not so you will answer the contrarie. Henry Crowe Ludlow this 21 of May 1643


Hadnall Henry Shawcrosse his note for billettinge souldiers 1643 Eight men and 6 horses under Co: Crow for 4 dayes and 4 nights 18sh.

Hadnall A note of the souldiers that were with Richard Twisse

Fower men and 4 horses under the command of Collonell Crowe for 4 dayes at the rate of 3d ye meale for men and the horses at the rate of 6d day and night 12sh.

Crow arrested

Harl. Mss. 6802 f.102 Council of War Oxford 23.4.1644 Coll. Henry Crow held at his Majestys pleasure for making scandalous accusations of the Earl of Carberry.


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