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Sir Edward Widdrington’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-5
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Edward Widdrington
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignTwo known
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1642-4

Royalist Regiment of Horse serving in Yorkshire

Service History

1642

  • December: Repulsed from Bradford

1643

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

1644

  • February to July: Besieged in Scarborough?
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

1645

  • February: Battle of Melton Mowbray
  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • November to May 1646: Besieged in Newark?

Notes

Flags

Sir Edward's troop carried a cornet featuring the motto 'DEO ET CAESARI' on a scroll. Unfortunately no record has survived of its tincture. Sir Edward Widdrington in saying little implied much in his Colours, only thus DEO ET CAESARI1).

According to Blount: We may conclude that L. Col. Henry Constable had Constantine the Great in his thoughts: for his devise was thus, IN HOC SIGNO ✝ VINCES2).

Notable Officers

Sir Edward Widdrington

A Catholic from Northumberland

Colonel Edward Widdringtons Regiment of Horse

Colonel Edward Widdrington and Lt. Col. Henry Constables Colours are known.

Deo et caesari Widdringron on a scroll In hoc signovinces in a scroll Constable

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Constable Ment. I.O. Lieutenant Colonel William Langley (1) + ment. I.O.

Captain Lieutenant Henry Widdrington I.O. Northumb.

Captain Ascough Ment. I.O.

                                     Sir Edward Charlton Ment. I.O. 

Captain Edward French I.O. Northumb. Captain Thomas Pearson I.O Newcastle

Lieutenant Henry Brigham I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ascough Lieutenant William Conyers I.O. Durham to Lt. Col. Langley Lieutenant Stephen Kirk I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ascough

Cornet John Daniel I.O. Yorks. to Lt. Col. Constable Cornet Ralph Emerson I.O. L + W to Sir Edward Charlton Cornet Ralph Fenwick I.O. Northumb. to Capt. Lt. Widdrington Cornet Thomas Simpson

Quartermaster Henry Fenwick I.O. Northumb. to Sir Edward Charlton Quartermaster James Hobson I.O. Northumb. to Capt. French Quartermaster William Lumley (2) Quartermaster Miles Newton I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ascough

(1) SP.23.158.361 Nicholas Shadforth and John Marshall saith that William Langley,son to Sir William Langley took a Commission under Sir Edward Widdrington as Lt. Col.

(2) SP.23.158.379 Examination of William Lumley of Lumley He was a small time a Quartermaster to Lieutenant Colonell Langleys Troope of horse.

Cornet Thomas Simpson P7070267 TO TYPE.

See Also

1) , 2) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655