Colonel Devereaux Wolseley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelDevereraux Wolseley
Area RaisedStaffordshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLoughborough

Royalist Staffordshire regiment of horse likely in garrison at Bagworth

Service History

1643

  • May: Wolseley governor of Bagworth

1644

1645

  • September to February 1646: Wolseley besieged at Ashby de la Zouch

1646

  • Wolseley surrenders at Ashby

Notes

Based at Bagworth Park

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in The Royalist War Effort in the North Midlands 1642-1646 by Martyn Bennett (Doctoral Thesis; Loughborough, 1986).

Devereaux Wolseley

Of Orme, Staffordshire. He was captain of a Leicester Trained Band and led them to Nottingham to support the King in 1642. He next served as Lt Col to Colonel Thomas Comberford's Regiment of Horse in garrison at Stafford, then by May 1643 was governor of Bagworth Park where he raised Colonel Devereaux Wolseley’s Regiment of Foot and Colonel Devereaux Wolseley’s Regiment of Horse as part of Loughborough's midlands Royalist forces.

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