Sir Peregrine Bertie’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Peregrine Bertie
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1645

Royalist regiment of horse based at Newark

Service History

1643

  • October: Battle of Winceby
  • October: Besieged at Lincoln

1644

  • March: Battle of Cotes Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • April: Battle of Selby

1645

  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • November to May 1646: Besieged at Newark?

1646

  • May: Surrender at Newark?

Notes

Included some foot, probably when serving in garrison at Lincoln.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Peregrine Bertie

Sir Peregrine Bertie was son of the 1st Earl of Lindsey and brother of Lord Willoughby d'Eresby, Second Earl of Lindsey.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Peregrine Bertie
  • Lieutenant Colonel Skipwith Ment. I.O.
  • Sargeant Major
  • Captain Sir Charles Bolles (3) + ment. I.O.
  • Captain Richard King Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Markham Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Edward Whitchcott (1) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Charles Wilson Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Bradley I.O. Lincs. to Sir Charles Bolles
  • Lieutenant William Spooner I.O. Lincs.
  • Cornet William Ely I.O. Lincs.
  • Cornet Roger King I.O. Lincs. to Capt. King
  • Cornet John Wingfield I.O. Rutland
  • Quartermaster John Catesby I.O. Northants.
  • Quartermaster Benjamin Davison I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Markham
  • Quartermaster Thomas Jackson I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Whitchcott
  • Quartermaster Richard Odling I.O. Lincs. to Sir Charles Bolles
  • Quartermaster William Searles I.O. Lincs. to Lt. Col. Skipwith
  • Quartermaster William Sprecklow I.O. L + W to Capt. Wilson
  • Quartermaster John Wheat I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Wilson
  • Captain Edward Bertie Ment. I.O. Foot
  • Captain Anthony Kent (2)
  • Lieutenant Richard Wethereld (2) to Capt. Kent
  • Ensign Thomas Brocklesby I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Bertie

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Thomas Markham

Thos. Markham, Skelton in Cleveland, Co. York, Papist Delinquent.

From: 'Cases brought before the committee: November 1647', Calendar, Committee for the Advance of Money: Part 2: 1645-50 (1888), pp. 838-840. A Thomas Matkham died in arms in or around 1643 at Gainsborough

Whichcote's petition

(1) SP23.174.66 Extract. To the Honourable the Committee of Parliament for Composiccion with delinquents.

The humble peticion of Edward Whichcote Esq, sonne and heire apparent of Sir Hamon Whichcott of Bishopp Norton in the County of Lincolne Knight Sheweth that he being in service of ye Parliament and discharged of that employment went into the Kings quarters and there accepted of a Command of a Troope of Horse in Sir Peregrine Bartues Regiment, but having left that Troope to his Leiutenant for the space of a yeare and three quarters last past, he continued in the Garrison of Winkfield Mannor and Newarke as reformado, from whence he came in to the Parliament…

Edw: Whichcot 29 No: 1649

Wethereld's Petition

(2) SP23.183.565 Extract.

The humble petition of Richard Wethereld of the Cittie of Lincoln The petitioner humbly acknowledgeth his offence is, in that above two yeares since, when the Earle of Newcastle came to the Cittie of Lincoln with his Army he adhered to the Kings forces and was in Armes against the Parliament whilst they continued in that Cittie. For which cause his estate was sequestrated by the Committee of the County for the Cittie of Lincoln. Ri: Wethereld

SP23.183.568 For the Honourable Committee of Parliament sitting at Gouldsmiths Hall in London Gentlemen, In pursuance of your order of the 23th of May last wee certify that the estate of Richard Witherall was sequestered for adhering to the forces raised against the Parliament and joining with them in the Oath of Association against ye Parliament. And that he exercised a Company as Lieut. to Capt. Anthony Kent under Sir Peregrine Berty, Governor of the Cittie of Lincoln and joined with the enemy against the Earle of Manchester and other the Parliament forces then under the command in defending the Cittie against them. That after the Cittie of Lincoln was reduced into obedience of the King and Parliament the said Mr Witherall submitted himself to the Parliament, took the National Covenant and since the Negative Oath according to the order.

Geo: Bracebrigg Maior Robt: Marshall Willm: Marshall William Goodknapp

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In arms at Lincoln

Robert Becke SP23.183.555 in arms at Lincoln.Same Regiment ?? Robert Knight SP23.183.575 in arms at Lincoln.

Sir Charles Bolle

(3) SP23.54.5 extract

Sir Charles Bolle of Lowth in the Countie of Linc. Knight His delinquency that he commanded a Troop of Horse under the Earle of Lindsey in ye beginning of these troubles and continued in the Garrisons of Newarke and Belvoir till afterwards he went to Oxford and so into the West, he rendred himselfe at Truro…

Sir Charles Hussey

SP23.54.3 Ann Hussey and Helen Hussey the daughters of Sir Charles Hussey Knight deceased of Halton Holgate in the County of Lincolne The delinquency was in the father who was in armes against the Parliament and dyed a delinquent.

Possibly this Regiment or Dallison.

Thomas Bradley

SP23.164.435

Extract.

Gentlemen

In pursuance of your order of the 13th June wch we rec'd the first of July instant we certifie

That Thomas Bradley of Louth about the beginninge of these warres tooke up armes against the Parliament. That he was taken prisoner by the Earle of Manchesters forces and was afterwards sett at liberty by the said Earle. That presently after he went againe into the Kings Army and tooke up armes against the Parliament and soe continued in actuall warre till the reduceing of Newarke. That he hath made severall incursions into the Countrey with parties and hath plundred & taken prisoner severall of the Parliaments friends as Mr Palmer of Alvingham Mr Tooly of Mr Marbrough of Haugham Mr Nelson of Louth Mr Langton of Billesby and many others.

Fra: Elmton als Fines vic Francis Fynes Edw: Ayscough Edward Ayscough Mo:Disney Molineux Disney Tho: Lister Thomas Lister H: Walcott Humphrey Walcott

These gentlemen were the Committee for Sequestrations of Lincolnshire.

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