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 +  *May: Crawford advances towards Malmesbury with 200 of his own horse and 100 of [[royalist:​dragoon-regiments:​john-innes|Colonel John Innes’ Regiment of Dragoons]]
   *July: Battle of Lansdown   *July: Battle of Lansdown
   *July: Besieged at Devizes   *July: Besieged at Devizes
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 The regiment included many Scots. Some of Crawford’s officers joined [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​james-hamilton|Colonel James Hamilton’s Regiment of Horse]], including Capt John Ridpath, captured at Langport in 1645. Possibly this was on Crawford’s return North in 1644. Others appear to have joined [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​andrew-lyndsey|Colonel Andrew Lyndsey’s Regiment of Horse]] around the same time.  The regiment included many Scots. Some of Crawford’s officers joined [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​james-hamilton|Colonel James Hamilton’s Regiment of Horse]], including Capt John Ridpath, captured at Langport in 1645. Possibly this was on Crawford’s return North in 1644. Others appear to have joined [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​andrew-lyndsey|Colonel Andrew Lyndsey’s Regiment of Horse]] around the same time. 
-=====Flags===== +=====Flags ​& Equipment===== 
-Capt Dalziel'​s cornet was black, showing a naked man hanging from a gibbet and the motto //I DARE//.+When in Lord Eythin'​s regiment, ​Capt Dalziel'​s cornet was black, showing a naked man hanging from a gibbet and the motto //I DARE//. It seems likely she kept the same cornet on Montrose'​s expedition
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Earl of Crawford==== ====Earl of Crawford====
 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​ludovic-lindsay-earl-of-crawford|Ludovic Lindsay, 16th Earl of Crawford]] [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​ludovic-lindsay-earl-of-crawford|Ludovic Lindsay, 16th Earl of Crawford]]
-====Capt Frances Dalziel==== +====Capt Frances Dalziel/​Dalyell/​Dalzell==== 
-From Scotland, she was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of the [[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Robert_Dalzell,​_1st_Earl_of_Carnwath|Earl of Carnwath]] and led her troop on Montrose'​s brief campaign. Apparently she was really Mrs Pierson. It is unknown what happened ​to her following the campaign. Mark Napier in his //Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose//​((Mark Napier, //Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose//, Vol.II, Edinburgh (1856) )) speculates that she may have survived the war and been the author of an anonymous account of the Earl of Newcastle (p.403). ​It is known that Rupert took command ​of what troops Montrose had after Marston Moor so she may have continued serving under his commandEither waythere is no firm record ​of her after Montrose'​s ​brief campaign+From Scotland, she was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of the [[https://​en.m.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Robert_Dalzell,​_1st_Earl_of_Carnwath|Earl of Carnwath]] and led her troop on Montrose'​s brief campaign to Dumfries in April 1644. Mark Napier in his //Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose//​((Mark Napier, //Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose//, Vol.II, Edinburgh (1856) )) speculates that she may have been the author of an anonymous account of the Earl of Newcastle (p.403). ​A Frances Dalyell (alias Mrs Pierson) ​is reported as being a captain in Lord Eythin'​s Regiment ​of Horse in March 1644 prior to the Battle of Bolden Hill, with a black cornet bearing the motto //I DARE//She appears in //Indigent Officers// quoted in Reid's //Cavalier Army Lists// ((//The Cavalier Army List Volume 1//Stuart Reid 2013, Partizan Press ISBN:​978-1-858-651-1)) listed as serving in [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​lord-eythin|Lord Eythin’s Regiment ​of Horse]]. It seems that her troop joined Lord Eythin'​s horse before the fight at Bolden Hill in March 1644 then accompanied ​Montrose ​in his expedition, perhaps asm part of or attached to Crawford'​s ​regiment of horse 
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 +=====Contemporary References==== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
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 +==Crawford advances on Malmesbury== 
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 +Add.Mss 18980 f.71 
 +To Prince Rupert 
 +May it please your Highness 
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 +Yr orders to my Lord Crawford in his absence I have opened, his honor being gone this afternoone towards a village within a mile of Malmesbury with a party of some 200 horse of his owne and about 100 of my mounted Dragoons to see if he can meet with some of the enemies forces which are there, they being about 100 by intelligence,​ his honor intends to fall in with them in ye morninge. I have sent your highness orders after him and expect his honors commands which I shalbe willing to obey with the utmost of my power, soe not troubling your Highness further at present I rest, 
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 +Your humble servant to command 
 +Jo. Innes. 
 +Farrington May 25. 1643 7 at night. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *May 1643: 200 horse
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 +  *[[royalist:​dragoon-regiments:​earl-of-crawford|Earl of Crawford’s Regiment of Dragoons]]
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====