Colonel Cuthbert Conyers’ Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelCuthbert Conyers
Area RaisedYorkshire?
Coat ColourBlack??
Flag ColourBlack?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1642-4

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving in the North with Newcastle's army

Service History


  • November: Skirmish at Wetherby?
  • December: Battle of Tadcaster


  • 21st May: Battle of Wakefield
  • September: Siege of Hull


  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Several officers at Malpas, probably riding as reformados with the Northern Horse


Coats, Flags & Equipment

Referring to the royalist attack on Tadcaster in Dec 1642, Fairfax 1) mentions two regiments involved in the assault as the black regiment and the red regiment. Possibly this is in reference to coat colours, but more likely refers to flag colours. Those regiments were Conyers' and another described as Newcastle's 'life guard'. Therefore Conyers' may have carried black flags, as the Marquis of Newcastle's Regiment of Foot perhaps carried red flags. This appears to be the most likely interpretation but its quite possible this was the other way around.

Notable Officers

Cuthbert Conyers

Died at Malpas in 1644.

Officer List

Original research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel Cuthbert Conyers (killed at Malpas August 1644)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rowland Place
  • Sargeant Major Richard Harborne (mortally wounded at Malpas August 1644)
  • Sargeant Major Michael Pemberton (captured at Wakefield May 1643)
  • Captain Abraham Clark
  • Captain John Killinghall
  • Captain Henry Pemberton
  • Captain John Pemberton
  • Captain William Sheraton
  • Captain John Woodhouse
  • Lieutenant Abraham Pearne
  • Lieutenant Christopher Smith
  • Ensign Cuthbert Harrison
  • Ensign John Hett

Contemporary References

Casualties at Malpas

Major Richard Harborne wounded at Malpasse (where his Colonel Cuthbert Conyers was slaine) and dyed at Kendale.

Charge against Place

A charge exhibited against Rowland Place of Dinsdale, Co. Durham That he did act as Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel Cuthbert Conyers. Robert Aiscough. Solicitor. Sargeant Major Pemberton was the Brother in Law of Lieutenant Colonel Place, having married Alice Place, sister of Rowland.

Charge against Pemberton

A charge exhibited against Michael Pemberton of Aslaby, Co. Durham That he did act as Maior to Colonel Conyers of Layton under the command of the Earle of Newcastle against the Parliament in the year 1643. Robert Aiscough

The answer of the said Mr Pemberton Michael Pemberton of Aslaby Esq. doth acknowledge he was Maior of Colonel Conyers Regiment of Layton under ye command of ye Earle of Newcastle in the yeare 1643. That he saith he came in within the time limited by the ordinance of Parliament and hoped that he should not have been further questioned. Captain Corbin.


See Also

1) The Fairfax Correspondence (Volume 2); Memoirs of the Reign of Charles the First, G W Johnson, R.Bentley London 1848