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Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Edward Duncombe
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643-4

Royalist Yorkshire regiment of horse serving with the Marquis of Newcastle in the North

Service History

1643

  • March: Battle of Seacroft Moor
  • May: Battle of Wakefield

1644

  • May: Duncombe surrenders to Parliament
  • October: Skirmish at Plumpton?

Notes

Duncombe had previously raised Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Dragoons and which fought as part of the Oxford Army and are last heard of in June 1643. Possibly a draft from the dragoon regiment was used to form the regiment of horse?

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Sir Edward Duncombe

Duncombe led Sir Robert Strickland’s Regiment of Yorkshire Trained Bands to support the King at York in 1642. He then raised Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Dragoons that fought at Edgehill and with the Oxford army in 1643. Duncombe returned to Yorkshire in 1643 where he raised a regiment of horse, Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Horse, but it fell apart due to lack of pay and by May 1644 Duncombe had surrendered to Parliament1).

Strength

See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2