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 |**Colonel**|Sir Allen Apsley|  |**Colonel**|Sir Allen Apsley|
 |**Area Raised**|Devon|  |**Area Raised**|Devon|
-|**Flag Colour**|Black??| +|**Flag Colour**|Unknown|
 |**Flag Design**|Unknown|  |**Flag Design**|Unknown|
-|**Field Armies**|Hopton 1644| +|**Field Armies**|Garrison|
-| |Oxford 1644-5| +
-| |Goring 1645|+
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
  
-//Royalist cavalry regiment that served in the West Country ​and with the King's Oxford Army in 1644, returning West in 1645//+//Royalist cavalry regiment that served in the West Country//
   
  
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 ====1643==== ====1643====
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *January: Taking of Axminster?   *January: Taking of Axminster?
-  *March: Battle of Cheriton ​ 
   *April-June:​ Siege of Lyme?    *April-June:​ Siege of Lyme? 
-  *June: Battle of Tipton Green? 
-  *June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge 
-  *August: Battle of Lostwithiel 
   *August: Relief of Appledore?   *August: Relief of Appledore?
-  *October: Second Battle of Newbury 
  
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   *July: Battle of Langport   *July: Battle of Langport
-  *Garrison of Barnstaple?+  *Garrison of Barnstaple
  
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
  
-Sir Allen Apsley was commissioned to raise a troop of dragoons on 24th of December 1642, but it appears that instead he chose to raise a troop of horse that formed part of [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​john-lord-byron|Lord Byron’s Regiment of Horse]]. In 1643 he raised his own regiment. ​A part of the regiment (perhaps ​single troop) ​served with Sir Edward Stowell'​s brigade of Lord Hopton's army in the Cheriton campaign, likely commanded by Major Rowland St Leger when Apsley ​was absent in the West Country. Subsequently they were members of Wentworth'​s ​cavalry brigade ​of the Oxford Army during the campaign of 1644, along with Sir George Gunter’s small regiment. Apsley may meanwhile have retained part of the regiment in the West Country+Sir Allen Apsley was commissioned to raise a troop of dragoons on 24th of December 1642, but it appears that instead he chose to raise a troop of horse that formed part of [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​john-lord-byron|Lord Byron’s Regiment of Horse]]. In 1643 he raised his own regiment. ​Previously it was thought that detachment ​served with Hopton ​on the Cheriton campaign ​but now it appears that this was instead [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​john-apsley|Colonel John Apsley'​s ​Regiment ​of Horse]].
  
 By 1645 the regiment were part of Lord Goring'​s forces in the west, fighting at Langport. They then probably then re-joined Sir Allen, serving in the garrison of Barnstaple, mentioned in the [[http://​www.archive.org/​stream/​historyofapsleyb00hank/​historyofapsleyb00hank_djvu.txt|History of Apsley]]. Barnstaple was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax and the New Model Army, surrendering on 19th April 1646. Sir Thomas Fairfax wrote from Barnstaple in March 1646 //It is generally believed that  Sir Allen Apsley is willing to surrender the town, fort and castle, but that his desperate brother swears he will cut him to pieces if he offer to surrender the castle//​. ​ By 1645 the regiment were part of Lord Goring'​s forces in the west, fighting at Langport. They then probably then re-joined Sir Allen, serving in the garrison of Barnstaple, mentioned in the [[http://​www.archive.org/​stream/​historyofapsleyb00hank/​historyofapsleyb00hank_djvu.txt|History of Apsley]]. Barnstaple was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax and the New Model Army, surrendering on 19th April 1646. Sir Thomas Fairfax wrote from Barnstaple in March 1646 //It is generally believed that  Sir Allen Apsley is willing to surrender the town, fort and castle, but that his desperate brother swears he will cut him to pieces if he offer to surrender the castle//​. ​
  
 It appears likely that mentions of Colonel James Apsley'​s horse refer to Sir Allen'​s regiment, as James was Lieutenant Colonel. ​ It appears likely that mentions of Colonel James Apsley'​s horse refer to Sir Allen'​s regiment, as James was Lieutenant Colonel. ​
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 =====Flags & Equipment===== =====Flags & Equipment=====
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-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.87-89)) 
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-Harl.Mss 986 f.89 lists Colonel Gunter and Colonel Apsley combined carrying 2 Black colours, however, Gunter seems the more likely candidate, based upon armorial bearings. 
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-Armorial Bearings of Apsley: Barry of 6 argent and gules, a Canton ermine, an Anult or for difference. 
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-Armorial Bearings of Gunter: Sable 3 Gauntlets dexter argent. 
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====