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royalist:horse-regiments:lord-john-somerset [01/01/2017 17:49]
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royalist:horse-regiments:lord-john-somerset [22/11/2019 14:18] (current)
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   *April: Taking of Tewkesbury?   *April: Taking of Tewkesbury?
   *April: Battle of Ripple Field   *April: Battle of Ripple Field
-  *August to September: Siege of Gloucester??+  *August to September: Siege of Gloucester ​
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 The regiment are sometimes described as dragoons. Lord John Somerset’s brother, Lord Charles Somerset led a regiment of Raglan horse from 1644 to 1646 [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​lord-charles-somerset|Lord Charles Somerset’s Regiment of Horse]]. He might well have taken over the remains of Lord John’s regiment. ​ The regiment are sometimes described as dragoons. Lord John Somerset’s brother, Lord Charles Somerset led a regiment of Raglan horse from 1644 to 1646 [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​lord-charles-somerset|Lord Charles Somerset’s Regiment of Horse]]. He might well have taken over the remains of Lord John’s regiment. ​
-===== Flags=====+===== Flags & Equipment===== 
 +Armed with swords and pistols at the siege of Gloucester. ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 ====Lord John Somerset==== ====Lord John Somerset====
 A younger son of the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Henry_Somerset,​_1st_Marquess_of_Worcester|Marquis of Worcester]] A younger son of the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Henry_Somerset,​_1st_Marquess_of_Worcester|Marquis of Worcester]]
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 +=====Contemporary References=====
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
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 +SP19.96.83
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 +The examinacion of Richard Ballard ​ al(ia)s Browne of London Gent.
 +Saith that he knoweth Benedict Hall of Highmeadow in the County of Gloucester & did see the said Benedict in Armes at the Siege of Gloucester on the Kings side & there rode as Gent. in the Lord Herberts Troope, sonne to the Earle of Worcester & that he the said Benedict & three or fower servants of his had pistolls and swords.
 +And saith further when Sir Barnaby Scudamore was Governour of Hereford in the Kings partie, I saw then in Hereford the said Benedict Hall & as I believe he did resort thither for shelter from the Parliaments forces; and he saith this examinant was on the Kings side at the beginning of the warrs and at the siege of Gloucester did then take notice of the said Benedict Hall aforesaid, but since when Hereford was taken by Colonell Morgan and Colonell Birch he this examinant then laide downe his Commission and ransomed himselfe, and hath since married in London and that he now liveth at Tower Wharfe
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====