Sir Hugh Cholmley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Dragoons
ColonelSir Hugh Cholmley
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643

Parliamentarian garrison of Scarborough in the First Civil War that changed sides to the Royalists

Service History

1643

  • Parliamentarian garrison of Scarborough
  • March: Defect to the Royalists
  • September to October: Siege of Hull

1644

  • February to July 1645: Besieged at Scarborough
  • April: Battle of Selby?
  • May: Besieged at Buttercrambe Castle? (det?)
  • June: Raid Buttercrambe Castle

1645

  • February: Loss of Scarborough town
  • July: Surrender of Scarborough Castle

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Well equipped with pairs of pistols after arrival of an arms shipment in November 1643.

Notable Officers

Sir Hugh Cholmley

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Hugh Cholmley
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mason (1)
  • Sargeant Major Jackson (1)
  • Sargeant Major Toby Jenkins Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Dunwell (1)
  • Captain George Errington Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Toby Jenkins Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Robert Lakin I.O. York.
  • Captain Markenfield (1)
  • Captain Norton (1)
  • Captain Robert Thomas Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Wharton Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Francis Bambridge I.O. L + W
  • Lieutenant Ralph Brabant I.O. Durham to Capt. Thomas
  • Lieutenant Abraham Gero I.O. L + W
  • Lieutenant Markenfield (1)
  • Lieutenant Robert Welbourne I.O. York. to Capt. Wharton
  • Cornet Robert Michaell I.O. York. to Capt. Errington
  • Cornet Nicholas Skipton I.O. York. to Capt.Toby Jenkins
  • Cornet Jonathan White I.O. York.
  • Cornet William Young I.O. York. to Capt. Wharton
  • Quartermaster William Huntrayds I.O. York.
  • Quartermaster Robert Reed I.O. York. to Capt. Wharton

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Scarborough records 1640-1661 edited by M.Y. Ashcroft

MIC.1320/937 Supplies November 1643

62 muskets from Cholmley delivered to Capt. Jones in York. 1390 muskets, bandaliers, 884 pair of pistols, 100 carbines, 100 pair of holsters 100 barrels of gunpowder and 50 bundles of match landed at Scarborough in the Mary by Capt. Jacob Williamson, a Dutchman.

Dispensed as follows: Mr Robson 540 Pair of pistols. Major Jackson 200 pair, Lt. Markenfield 37 pair, Capt. Markenfield 25 pair, Capt. Dunwell 24 pair, Capt. Norton 15 pair, Lt.Col. Mason 6 pair.

27 stayed in Scarborough arsenal + 218 muskets.

38 muskets to York for Capt. Jones to make his up to 100.

K694B VERY GOOD TAKING OF WHITBY AND CRUELTY OF CHOLMLEY

Strength

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