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Lord Molyneux’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Molyneux
Area RaisedLancashire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

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

Service History

1642

  • September: Siege of Manchester

1643

  • July to September: Siege of Brampton Bryan
  • October: Skirmish at Chipping Campden
  • December: Storm of Crewe Hall

1644

  • 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?

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Lieutenant Colonel Caryl Molyneux's cornet featured the 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 recorded1).

Notable Officers

Lord Molyneux

Lt Col Caryl Molyneux

Younger brother of Lord Molyneux.

Strength

See Also

1) The English Emblem Tradition, Vol 3 Emblematic flag devices of the English Civil Wars 1642-1660. Alan R. Young, Toronto 1995, ISBN 0-8020-5739-X