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royalist:horse-regiments:george-gunter [18/02/2017 21:32]
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royalist:horse-regiments:george-gunter [02/10/2018 21:24] (current)
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   *August: Battle of Lostwithiel   *August: Battle of Lostwithiel
   *October: Second Battle of Newbury   *October: Second Battle of Newbury
-  *?: Skirmish at Hyworth+  *November?: Skirmish at Hyworth
  
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 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
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 =====Flags===== =====Flags=====
-Possibly black flags. //Sir Edward Stowells Brigade: Lord Hoptons Regiment, Sir Edward Stowells Regiment 2 Colours Argent, Colonel Sir Faithful Fortescue, Colonel Gunters and Colonel Apsleys combined 2 Colours Sable, Colonel Peirce no Colours//​((Harl.Mss. 986 f.87))+Possibly black flags. //Sir Edward Stowells Brigade: Lord Hoptons Regiment, Sir Edward Stowells Regiment 2 Colours Argent, Colonel Sir Faithful Fortescue, Colonel Gunters and Colonel Apsleys combined 2 Colours Sable, Colonel Peirce no Colours//​((Harl.Mss. 986 f.87)). At the muster they were in Sir Edward Stowells Brigade and were combined with the Regiment of Colonel Apsley. They consisted of two Troops and the Colours of each Troop were Black. Interestingly the Armorial bearing for Gunter are Sable three dexter gauntlets Ar (black with 3 white gaulntlets). Colonel Apsley is probably Colonel John Apsley of Pulborough, Sussex. 
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ==== Col George Gunter==== ==== Col George Gunter====
 Helped Charles II escape after the Battle of Worcester. Helped Charles II escape after the Battle of Worcester.
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 +====Officer Lists====
 +from original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
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 +  *Colonel George Gunter (1)
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Gardiner (3)
 +  *Quartermaster George Bonny (2) + I.O. L + W 
 +  *Quartermaster Thomas Crossfield ​ I.O. Sussex
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 +=====Contemporary References=====
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 +(1) SP23.197.482
 +Extract
 +To the honourable Committee for Compounding with Delinquents,​sitting att Goldsmiths Hall
 +The humble petition of George Gunter of Racton in the County of Sussex Esq.
 +Humbly sheweth that your petitioner hath been in armes against the Parliament.
 +That he rendered himself to his Excellencie Sir Thomas Fairfax upon the Articles at Truro and hath ever since remained in the Parliaments quarters.
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 +(2) SP29.17.99i
 +Quartermaster under Colonel George Gunter. Served for three years until falling into a dangerous and lingering sickness, was sent to Oxford.
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 +(3) Mercurius Aulicus the 47th Weeke, ending November 23. 1644
 +One thing we cannot omit, that the Rebels say in Print that their forces at Malmsbury took a Troop of Horse from a Sussex Colonell, that is, a Sussex Colonell took a Troop of Horse from them at Malmsbury; For soon after last Newbury fight, Colonel Gunter (who is the man they mean) going with his Regiment towards Winchester, his Lieutenant Colonell Gardiner fell in at Hyworth, and there took a full Troop of Malmsbury Horse both Officers and common Troopers, whom he carried prisoners to Bath. 
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 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
- *Probably a single troop originally +  ​*Probably a single troop originally 
- *2 troops at Cheriton+  *2 troops at Cheriton 
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====