Lord Molyneux’s Regiment of Horse
|Conflicts||First Civil War|
|Flag Design||See below|
|Field Armies||Derby 1642-3|
Raised as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire, they later served as part of Lord Byron's forces based at Chester
- September: Siege of Manchester
- July to September: Siege of Brampton Bryan
- October: Skirmish at Chipping Campden
- December: Storm of Crewe Hall
- January: Skirmish at Newcastle under Lyme?
- January: Siege of Nantwich
- January: Battle of Nantwich
- May: Storm of Stockport
- May: Storm of Bolton
- June: Siege of Liverpool
- July: Battle of Marston Moor
- August: Battle of Ormskirk
- September: Battle of Montgomery?
Lord Molyneux made his way south by 1645 and was given command of Prince Maurice’s Lifeguard of Horse, perhaps incorporating remnants of his own regiment.
Flags & Equipment
According to Blount: The Lord Mollineux figured a Sun obscured by a Cressant, the word from the Sun was, QUID SI REPULSERO? from the Cressant (which darted its horns (as they call those of a new Moon) to obscure the Sun) VAE CORNBUS MEIS. By the Sun surely was meant the King, and by the corniferous Cressant the Earle of Essex1).
Lieutenant Colonel Caryll Molyneux's cornet featured a stag's head supported by five hands and the motto AD QUID EXALTATIS CORNU, translated as to what do you exalt this horn?. The motto alludes to the Earl of Essex's cuckolding and perhaps the Five Members. The colour of the flag was not recorded2).
Lt Col Caryll Molyneux
Caryll Molynuex was the younger brother of Lord Molyneux, succeeding him as Viscount in 1654.