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 From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '​1642'​ From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '​1642'​
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 +==Lt Col. Luntley==
  
 SP23.188.503 SP23.188.503
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 To the Kings most excellent Majestie To the Kings most excellent Majestie
  
-The humble peticion of John Luntley,​Lieutenant Colonell to Sir Nicholas Crispe his Regiment of Horse in the Brigade of the right honourable the Earl of Cleaveland.+The humble peticion of John Luntley, Lieutenant Colonell to Sir Nicholas Crispe his Regiment of Horse in the Brigade of the right honourable the Earl of Cleaveland.
  
 Humbly Sheweth Humbly Sheweth
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 Attachd is a note by Sir Nicholas Crispe confirming the above. Attachd is a note by Sir Nicholas Crispe confirming the above.
  
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 +==Crispe==
  
 E.70.15 Crispe to be Court Martialled for killing Sir James Enyon in a duell over Cirencester debacle. E.70.15 Crispe to be Court Martialled for killing Sir James Enyon in a duell over Cirencester debacle.
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-Sir Nicholas Crispe was ordered to be held in custody by order of the House of Commons 18th January 1642/3 after letters were intercepted from Mr Spencer, (probably ​Ricard, later Colonel of Horse,of Orpington,​Kent) to Sir Edward Nicholas enclosing a note of money owed to Sir Nicholas for secret service duties.+Sir Nicholas Crispe was ordered to be held in custody by order of the House of Commons 18th January 1642/3 after letters were intercepted from Mr Spencer, (probably ​Richard, later Colonel of Horse, of Orpington, Kent) to Sir Edward Nicholas enclosing a note of money owed to Sir Nicholas for secret service duties.
  
 Interestingly,​ John Vicars Jehovah Jireh was dedicated to Sir Nicholas, who had fled the Capital and raised his Regiment of Horse in the Royal cause. The book covered the war up until October 1643, so it is surprising that such a fervent supporter of the Parliament allowed the dedication to remain. ​ Interestingly,​ John Vicars Jehovah Jireh was dedicated to Sir Nicholas, who had fled the Capital and raised his Regiment of Horse in the Royal cause. The book covered the war up until October 1643, so it is surprising that such a fervent supporter of the Parliament allowed the dedication to remain. ​
                                                            
 +==Thomas Rawdon==
  
 (1) Hertfordshire Record Office.79959X (1) Hertfordshire Record Office.79959X
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 Charles Rex Charles Rex
 Charles by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland defender of the faith to our trusty and wellbeloved Thomas Rawdon, greeting. We doe hereby constitute and appoint you to be Captain of one troop of horse under the regiment of our trustie and wellbeloved Sir Nicholas Crispe, Knight which troop by virtue of this our commission ​ you are forthwith to imprest certaine of such as will willingly and voluntarily serve us for our pay, and for the defence of our Royal person and posterity the true reformed Protestant religion, the laws of the land, the liberty and propriety of the subject and just privelege of Parliament to bring them to our Royal standard and raise them to be duly experienced in arms commanding all inferior officers and soldiers of your said troop, you to obey as your Captain according. 10th July 1643 Oxford. ​ Charles by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland defender of the faith to our trusty and wellbeloved Thomas Rawdon, greeting. We doe hereby constitute and appoint you to be Captain of one troop of horse under the regiment of our trustie and wellbeloved Sir Nicholas Crispe, Knight which troop by virtue of this our commission ​ you are forthwith to imprest certaine of such as will willingly and voluntarily serve us for our pay, and for the defence of our Royal person and posterity the true reformed Protestant religion, the laws of the land, the liberty and propriety of the subject and just privelege of Parliament to bring them to our Royal standard and raise them to be duly experienced in arms commanding all inferior officers and soldiers of your said troop, you to obey as your Captain according. 10th July 1643 Oxford. ​
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 29th March. 29th March.
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 +==Taken at Cirencester==
  
 (2) E.68.3 (2) E.68.3
 All taken at Cirencester of Sir Nicholas Crispes regiment as well as Sir Marmaduke Rawdons son. All taken at Cirencester of Sir Nicholas Crispes regiment as well as Sir Marmaduke Rawdons son.
-Colwell that lived behind the exchange +  *Colwell that lived behind the exchange 
-Hacket that was once a London Captain and lived in Thames Street +  *Hacket that was once a London Captain and lived in Thames Street 
-Warren a sugar baker in Walbrook +  *Warren a sugar baker in Walbrook 
-little Rut the Inne keeper at the Three Cups in Bread Street +  *little Rut the Inne keeper at the Three Cups in Bread Street 
-Luntley Brewer on the Bankside +  *Luntley Brewer on the Bankside 
-and Captain Marmaduke Roydons son.+  *and Captain Marmaduke Roydons son. 
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 +==Cornet Freebody==
  
 (3) SP29.9.143 (3) SP29.9.143
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 That your petitioner to manifest his loyalty & good affection to his Majestys father of blessed memory joyned himselfe with Tomkins and Challenor. Escaped to Oxford & served under Captain Luntley as Cornet in Sir Nicholas Crispes Regiment untill taken prisoner at Cirencester,​ and upon his going from London all that he had in money and goods to ye value of 1500li was seized. That your petitioner to manifest his loyalty & good affection to his Majestys father of blessed memory joyned himselfe with Tomkins and Challenor. Escaped to Oxford & served under Captain Luntley as Cornet in Sir Nicholas Crispes Regiment untill taken prisoner at Cirencester,​ and upon his going from London all that he had in money and goods to ye value of 1500li was seized.
 That your petitioner making his escape afterwards from ye Parliament Army got to Oxford, was Lieutenant under ye Lord Heath in the Regiment of Scholars commanded by the Earle of Dover and soe continued until ye surrender at Oxon and the Articles then returned to London and was immediately imprisoned. That your petitioner making his escape afterwards from ye Parliament Army got to Oxford, was Lieutenant under ye Lord Heath in the Regiment of Scholars commanded by the Earle of Dover and soe continued until ye surrender at Oxon and the Articles then returned to London and was immediately imprisoned.
-The Luntley and Freebody families may have longstanding connections as a John Freebody leased some Tenements on Bankside,​London from John Luntley back in 1623.+The Luntley and Freebody families may have longstanding connections as a John Freebody leased some Tenements on Bankside, London from John Luntley back in 1623. 
  
 +==Crispe'​s and Tooker==
  
 The following warrants and letters appear to link Lt. Col. Tooker to Sir Nicholas Crispes Regiment of Horse. The following warrants and letters appear to link Lt. Col. Tooker to Sir Nicholas Crispes Regiment of Horse.
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 ‘The Enemy is  very busie in Cornwall and the West of Devon, raising men and mony with fire and sword, as you may see by this Warrant following, sent by Lieutenant Collonel Tooke, by the direction of the Lord Wentworth Generall pro tempore’ ​ ‘The Enemy is  very busie in Cornwall and the West of Devon, raising men and mony with fire and sword, as you may see by this Warrant following, sent by Lieutenant Collonel Tooke, by the direction of the Lord Wentworth Generall pro tempore’ ​
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 ‘For the Constable of Woolsworthy,​ Thelmiga, East Worlington, West Worlington, Chellon, Chalmeley, and Kingsnington,​ from one to the other with speede, ​ ‘For the Constable of Woolsworthy,​ Thelmiga, East Worlington, West Worlington, Chellon, Chalmeley, and Kingsnington,​ from one to the other with speede, ​
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 I sent two coppies of an order to you from my Generall, for the raising of a months contribution for the present necessity of the Army, and therewith a Warrant to you for your discharging of your warrant to the petty Constables Of the Hundred, for the present raising of the same, but I find you are ill affected to his Majesties service, and done nothing in it, whereby the service is much hindred; these are to let you understand, if so be your money be not raised by Tuesday next, the fault will appeare to be the head Constables of the Hundred, and do resolve to leave no house standing in any Parish, within the hundred that refuseth to fulfill any Generalls order, and do hereby require you and the rest of the petty Constables of the hundred, to meet me at Chulmley on Tuesday next by twelve of the clock that day, and bring me what monies they have received and give me the returnes, that the good may not suffer with the bad no longer time I will not give them. Of this you must not faile to give present notice to all the Constables of the hundred, that they may not pleade any excuse, at their perill. ​ I sent two coppies of an order to you from my Generall, for the raising of a months contribution for the present necessity of the Army, and therewith a Warrant to you for your discharging of your warrant to the petty Constables Of the Hundred, for the present raising of the same, but I find you are ill affected to his Majesties service, and done nothing in it, whereby the service is much hindred; these are to let you understand, if so be your money be not raised by Tuesday next, the fault will appeare to be the head Constables of the Hundred, and do resolve to leave no house standing in any Parish, within the hundred that refuseth to fulfill any Generalls order, and do hereby require you and the rest of the petty Constables of the hundred, to meet me at Chulmley on Tuesday next by twelve of the clock that day, and bring me what monies they have received and give me the returnes, that the good may not suffer with the bad no longer time I will not give them. Of this you must not faile to give present notice to all the Constables of the hundred, that they may not pleade any excuse, at their perill. ​
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 Cha Tooke. Col.’ Cha Tooke. Col.’
 Chulmley the 27. of December 1645 Chulmley the 27. of December 1645
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 ‘Lieutenant Colonel Took vapours still with his warrants in the West, as you may see by that which followeth: ‘Lieutenant Colonel Took vapours still with his warrants in the West, as you may see by that which followeth:
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 Constable Moore, Constable Moore,
 By God I have a party in our Parish for effecting of my businesse, therefore I pray you let me have the share belonging to me for the rates of the 3 horses mentioned in the warrant, I could have put an horse price upon your Parish only, if I would; Constable you are more    ?     then you deserve to bee, I delivered 2 horses, a bay and gray to your man for your sake, that my party tooke, I will have men or cattle to satisfie before I ever return to my Quarters. ​ By God I have a party in our Parish for effecting of my businesse, therefore I pray you let me have the share belonging to me for the rates of the 3 horses mentioned in the warrant, I could have put an horse price upon your Parish only, if I would; Constable you are more    ?     then you deserve to bee, I delivered 2 horses, a bay and gray to your man for your sake, that my party tooke, I will have men or cattle to satisfie before I ever return to my Quarters. ​
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 Cha. Tooke Col.’ Cha. Tooke Col.’
  
 Constable Moore received another letter (more mild then the former) dated the day following, but not from the furious Colonel. Constable Moore received another letter (more mild then the former) dated the day following, but not from the furious Colonel.
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 ‘To my loving Friend Cunstable Moore in Chymley these present. ‘To my loving Friend Cunstable Moore in Chymley these present.
 Sir, My love remembered unto you, and to Captain Sparr, and Mr. Batson: and I thanke you for your love: I was abroad with the rest of the Oficers in Constable Webbs devision, and found that the money was received at every house; and some sent to your house, and there is 1. 15 shillings in the returnes that the Constables did promise to make good, so we would desire you to send for Webber, and send us our money by this bearer; and we shall remaine yours as you use us.’ Sir, My love remembered unto you, and to Captain Sparr, and Mr. Batson: and I thanke you for your love: I was abroad with the rest of the Oficers in Constable Webbs devision, and found that the money was received at every house; and some sent to your house, and there is 1. 15 shillings in the returnes that the Constables did promise to make good, so we would desire you to send for Webber, and send us our money by this bearer; and we shall remaine yours as you use us.’
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 Nicklas Grygor Nicklas Grygor
 Exborne the 29 Day of December 1645. Exborne the 29 Day of December 1645.
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 +==Col Sandys commission for a troop==
  
 (5) HMC Portland Mss Vol.II (5) HMC Portland Mss Vol.II