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-**Later Colonel Richard Thornhill’s Regiment of Horse**+**Later ​probably ​Colonel Richard Thornhill’s Regiment of Horse**
 //Royalist regiment of horse serving with Hopton, the Oxford Army, then in the West// //Royalist regiment of horse serving with Hopton, the Oxford Army, then in the West//
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *March: Battle of Cheriton   *March: Battle of Cheriton
-  *June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge+  *June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge, Boteler killed, Thornhill takes over
   *August: Battle of Lostwithiel   *August: Battle of Lostwithiel
   *October: Second Battle of Newbury   *October: Second Battle of Newbury
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-In May 1645 they skirmished with [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​sir-william-courtney|Sir William Courtney’s Regiment]] of Royalist horse by mistake, thinking them Parliamentarians.  +Apparently Thornhill took over after Butler'​s death at Cropredy Bridge; that said, the officer lists do not show many similarities except Capt Marsh so this may prove to be wrong. In April 1644 Boteler deposited arms for pikemen and musketeers into stores at Oxford. Whether he raised or tried to raise some foot is not clear. ​In May 1645 Thornhill'​s regiment ​skirmished with [[royalist:​horse-regiments:​sir-william-courtney|Sir William Courtney’s Regiment]] of Royalist horse at Hinton St George ​by mistake, thinking them Parliamentarians. ​ 
 +=====Flags ​& Equipment===== 
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Sir William Boteler==== ====Sir William Boteler====
 +[[http://​www.thepeerage.com/​p17461.htm#​i174604|Sir William Boteler]] was killed at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge. ​
 ====Colonel Richard Thornhill==== ====Colonel Richard Thornhill====
 +Royalist conspirator during the inter-regnum
 +====Officer Lists====
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
 +===Under Boteler===
 +  *Colonel Sir William Butler/​Boteler
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Sandys (3) 
 +  *Captain John Bishop Ment. I.O.
 +  *Captain Butler (1)
 +  *Captain Fisher (3)
 +  *Captain Hacket Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Captain John Heath Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Captain Marsh (3)
 +  *Captain Alexander Parker I.O. L + W
 +  *Captain (Henry) Pearson (4) + Ment. I.O. 
 +  *Captain Basil Wood I.O. Oxford. ​
 +  *Cornet Brooke (2)
 +  *Cornet John Broome I.O. Staffs. ​
 +  *Cornet Gregory Peak I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson
 +  *Quartermaster John Champion I.O. L + W to Capt. Heath
 +  *Quartermaster John Hamlett I.O. L + W to Capt. Bishop  ​
 +  *Quartermaster Alexander Howard I.O. Bucks. to Capt.Hacket
 +  *Quartermaster Richard Mallory I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson ​
 +  *Quartermaster John Paris I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson ​
 +===Under Thornhill=== ​
 +  *Colonel Richard Thornhill
 +  *Lieutenant Colonel John Marsh (5) + Ment. I.O.
 +  *Sargeant Major John Marsh (5) 
 +  *Captain William Croome (6)
 +  *Captain Robert Hill Ment. I.O
 +  *Captain Marsh (8)
 +  *Lieutenant Richard Taylor (8) to Capt. Marsh
 +  *Cornet Backodell (7) (PW Langport)
 +  *Cornet Cleane (7) (PW Langport)
 +  *Cornet Lancelot Colley ​ I.O. L + W
 +  *Cornet James (7)  (PW Langport)
 +  *Cornet John Lambert (8) to Capt. Marsh
 +  *Cornet George Mason I.O. Herts. ​
 +  *Cornet Giles Moore I.O. L + W to Lt. Col. Marsh
 +  *Quartermaster John Fortune I.O. L + W to Lt. Col. Marsh
 +=====Contemporary References=====
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
 +See Bamfield'​s apology.
 +(1) WO55.1661.34
 +8 die Aprilis 1644
 +Book of receipts and returns Captain Butler.
 +Rec'd into his Majesties stores from Sir Wm Butler by Robert Horne Marshall and to bee kept for Sir William Butler and dd upon demand.
 +  *Musketts r 44     
 +  *Long Pikes 15
 +  *Backs 9
 +  *Breasts 9
 +  *Head Peeces 3
 +  *Rests 5
 +  *Halbert 1
 +(2) Mercurius Aulicus 29.6.1644
 +Regarding Cropedy Bridge
 +‘But to allay this Victory, His Majestie lost two noble Kentish Knights, the one Sir William Boteler (A gentleman full of noble resolution, who both before and since the beginning of this Rebellion wholly devoted himself to his Majesties service) the other Sir William Clarke, slaine in the head of his Regiment, after he had gallantly charged through Horse and Foot; his mortall wound newly given him, he turned about and said, he saw Sir William Boteler fall, and wished his souldiers to fetch him off.’
 +‘Coronet Brooke of Sir William Botlers Regiment, is sore hurt, who with his Coronets Staffe killed a Rebell-Canoneer as he was giving fire to a peece of Ordnance.’ ​
 +(3) Harl. Mss.986 f.86
 +Regiment listed as 5 Colours totaling 150 men
 +Lt.Col Sandys,​Capt.Fisher,​Capt.Marsh.
 +(4) Mercurius Aulicus 1.4.1644
 +(5) Walker p.72 more
 +(6) SP29.1.120 undated State Paper May 1660
 +The humble petition of William Croome ​
 +Humbly sheweth that your petitioner hath faithfully served his late Majesty of happy and blessed memory in the warres until his death as a Captain of a Troop of horse in the Brigade of the Earl of Cleveland, and as Quartermaster General of the Earl of Clevelands Brigade of Horse, as by his Commissions annexed....
 +SP29.2.16. Petition of William Croome served as Captain of Horse in Colonel Richard Thornhills Regiment.
 +(7) E.293.17
 +Captured at Langport
 +(8) Wiltshire Record Office
 + ​A1.110 Hilary 1667 No. 95
 +Petition of Richard Thomas of Fisherton
 +Served under the Earl of Cleveland in Captain Marsh'​s Troop in which service ye petitioner received many dangerous wounds.
 +No. 94
 +Richard Taylor Lieutenant, John Lambert Cornet certify to the above to the said Troop.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *1644: 150 men in with 5 colours (Symonds)
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
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