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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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 =====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=====+ 
 +=====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. ​ [[http://​www.thepeerage.com/​p17461.htm#​i174604|Sir William Boteler]] was killed at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge. ​
 +
 +====Colonel Richard Thornhill====
 +Royalist conspirator during the inter-regnum
  
 ====Officer Lists==== ====Officer Lists====
 From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
 +
 +===Under Boteler===
  
   *Colonel Sir William Butler/​Boteler   *Colonel Sir William Butler/​Boteler
   *Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Sandys (3)    *Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Sandys (3) 
 +
   *Captain John Bishop Ment. I.O.   *Captain John Bishop Ment. I.O.
   *Captain Butler (1)   *Captain Butler (1)
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   *Captain (Henry) Pearson (4) + Ment. I.O.    *Captain (Henry) Pearson (4) + Ment. I.O. 
   *Captain Basil Wood I.O. Oxford. ​   *Captain Basil Wood I.O. Oxford. ​
 +
   *Cornet Brooke (2)   *Cornet Brooke (2)
   *Cornet John Broome I.O. Staffs. ​   *Cornet John Broome I.O. Staffs. ​
   *Cornet Gregory Peak I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson   *Cornet Gregory Peak I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson
 +
   *Quartermaster John Champion I.O. L + W to Capt. Heath   *Quartermaster John Champion I.O. L + W to Capt. Heath
   *Quartermaster John Hamlett I.O. L + W to Capt. Bishop  ​   *Quartermaster John Hamlett I.O. L + W to Capt. Bishop  ​
   *Quartermaster Alexander Howard I.O. Bucks. to Capt.Hacket   *Quartermaster Alexander Howard I.O. Bucks. to Capt.Hacket
   *Quartermaster Richard Mallory I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson ​   *Quartermaster Richard Mallory I.O. L + W to Capt. Pearson ​
-  *Quartermaster John Paris 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) 
  
-See Bamfield apology.+  *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 (1) WO55.1661.34
 8 die Aprilis 1644 8 die Aprilis 1644
 Book of receipts and returns Captain Butler. 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. 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 +  *Musketts r 44      
-Backs                +  *Long Pikes 15 
-Breasts ​            ​+  *Backs 9 
-Head Peeces ​  ​+  *Breasts 9 
-Rests                 ​+  *Head Peeces 3 
-Halbert ​             1+  *Rests 5 
 +  *Halbert 1
  
 decayed. decayed.
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 (2) Mercurius Aulicus 29.6.1644 (2) Mercurius Aulicus 29.6.1644
 Regarding Cropedy Bridge 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.’ ​+‘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 (3) Harl. Mss.986 f.86
 Regiment listed as 5 Colours totaling 150 men Regiment listed as 5 Colours totaling 150 men
 Lt.Col Sandys,​Capt.Fisher,​Capt.Marsh. Lt.Col Sandys,​Capt.Fisher,​Capt.Marsh.
 +
  
 (4) Mercurius Aulicus 1.4.1644 (4) Mercurius Aulicus 1.4.1644
  
  
 +(5) Walker p.72 more
  
-====Colonel Richard Thornhill==== 
-Royalist conspirator during the inter-regnum 
  
 +(6) SP29.1.120 undated State Paper May 1660
 +The humble petition of William Croome ​
  
-Colonel Richard Thornhills Regiment ​of Horse+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....
  
-Lieutenant Colonel ​   John Marsh          (1) + Ment. I.O. 
-Sargeant Major          John Marsh          (1)  
-Captain ​                       William Croome ​   (2) 
-Captain ​                        ​Robert Hill          Ment. I.O 
-Captain ​                                  ​Marsh ​         (4)    
-Lieutenant ​                  ​Richard Taylor ​     (4) to Capt. Marsh 
-Cornet ​                                  ​Backodell ​ (3) 
-Cornet ​                                 Cleane ​        (3) 
-Cornet ​                         Lancelot Colley ​ I.O. L + W 
-Cornet ​                                  ​James ​        ​(3) ​ 
-Cornet ​                         John Lambert ​    (4) 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 
- 
-(1) Walker p.72 more 
-(2) 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. SP29.2.16. Petition of William Croome served as Captain of Horse in Colonel Richard Thornhills Regiment.
-(3) E.293.17+ 
 + 
 +(7) E.293.17
 Captured at Langport Captured at Langport
-(4) Wiltshire Record Office+ 
 + 
 +(8) Wiltshire Record Office
  ​A1.110 Hilary 1667 No. 95  ​A1.110 Hilary 1667 No. 95
 Petition of Richard Thomas of Fisherton 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. Served under the Earl of Cleveland in Captain Marsh'​s Troop in which service ye petitioner received many dangerous wounds.
 No. 94 No. 94
-Richard Taylor Lieutenant,​John Lambert Cornet certify to the above to the said Troop. +Richard Taylor Lieutenant, John Lambert Cornet certify to the above to the said Troop.
- +
-Apparently took over Butlers Regiment after his death ?? +
- +
- +
  
  
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *1644: 150 men in with 5 colours (Symonds)
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====