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-======Colonel Thomas Blagge’s ​Troop of Horse======+======Colonel Thomas Blagge’s ​Regiment ​of Horse======
  
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-//​Royalist ​troop of horse in garrison at Wallingford,​ possibly equipped as Cuirassiers//​+//Royalist horse in garrison at Wallingford,​ possibly equipped as Cuirassiers//​
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 On the 2nd of May 1644 the Royalist Ordnance Papers recorded the issue of 60 cases of pistols and holsters and 40 carbines as well as saddles and bits to equip Blagge'​s troop of 100 cuirassiers then being raised. Whether they actually served in cuirassier armour is unconfirmed. ​ On the 2nd of May 1644 the Royalist Ordnance Papers recorded the issue of 60 cases of pistols and holsters and 40 carbines as well as saddles and bits to equip Blagge'​s troop of 100 cuirassiers then being raised. Whether they actually served in cuirassier armour is unconfirmed. ​
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Colonel Thomas Blagge==== ====Colonel Thomas Blagge====
 [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thomas_Blagge|Thomas Blagge]] [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thomas_Blagge|Thomas Blagge]]
-====Capt Robert Walters==== 
-Led the troop to relieve Basing 
  
-Colonel Thomas Blagges Regiment of Horse+====Officer List==== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642
  
  
 +  *Colonel Thomas Blagge
 +  *Sargeant Major Robert Walters (1)
  
-Sargeant Major    ​Robert Walters ​    ​(1)+  *Captain Edmond Barber (2) + I.O. Suffolk 
 +  *Captain Wharton ​ Ment. I.O. (Captain George Wharton I believe See Dover'​s Regiment.) 
 +  *Captain ​Robert Walters (1) (Led the troop to relieve Basing)
  
-Captain ​                 Edmond Barber ​  ​(2) + I.O. Suffolk +  ​*Cornet Charles Moulins I.O. Oxon. to Capt. Wharton
-Captain ​                               Wharton ​  Ment. I.O.  +
-Captain ​                 Robert Walters ​    (1)  +
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-Cornet ​                   Charles Moulins ​ I.O. Oxon. to Capt. Wharton+
  
-Quartermaster ​     Nicholas Hardy    I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Wharton+  *Quartermaster ​ Nicholas Hardy I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Wharton
  
-Captain George Wharton I believe See Dovers Regiment.+=====Contemporary References===== 
 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642 
 + 
 +==Berkshire Sequestrations==
  
 (1) SP23.240.137 (1) SP23.240.137
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 The  24th of January 1651 The  24th of January 1651
  
-Robert Snelling of Bradfield in the Countie of Berks gent aged fourtie yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that this deponent lived at Benson within a mile of Wallingford for the space of fower or five yeares when it was a Garrison for the late King.And that he this deponent knoweth one Robert Walters was then in Armes in the said Garrison and had command of a troope of horse and came oftentimes to this deponents howse at the sign of the Redlyon in Benson aforesaid with souldiers of the said troope.And this deponent further saith that he hath been credibly informed and doth beleive that the said Robert Walters did continue in the said Garrison of Wallingford untill the time of the rendition thereof to the parliament.And that he then went away with Colonell Blague but this deponent saith he doth not knowe that the said Robert Walters was Governor of Wallingford but was sometimes called Maior Walters.+Robert Snelling of Bradfield in the Countie of Berks gent aged fourtie yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that this deponent lived at Benson within a mile of Wallingford for the space of fower or five yeares when it was a Garrison for the late King. And that he this deponent knoweth one Robert Walters was then in Armes in the said Garrison and had command of a troope of horse and came oftentimes to this deponents howse at the sign of the Redlyon in Benson aforesaid with souldiers of the said troope. And this deponent further saith that he hath been credibly informed and doth beleive that the said Robert Walters did continue in the said Garrison of Wallingford untill the time of the rendition thereof to the parliament. And that he then went away with Colonell Blague but this deponent saith he doth not knowe that the said Robert Walters was Governor of Wallingford but was sometimes called Maior Walters.
 Robert Snelling Robert Snelling
  
-John Atkins the younger of Reading in the Countie of Berks yeoman aged fortie yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that he this deponent was in the Garrison of Wallingford at the tyne of the rendition thereof to the parliament and above a quarter of a yeare before and that hee this deponent knoweth that there was a gentleman in Armes called Major Walters who sometime went forth with a partie of horse and had command of foot in the said Garrison.And that the said Major Walters was taken prisoner about Henley by some of the parliaments forces and was afterwards exchanged for two Officers of the parliaments forces and then afterwards continued in the said Garrison of Wallingford till the rendition thereof as aforesaid and themn went away with Colonell Blague and this deponent further saith that the said Major Walters was of a pale complexion and had reddish haire of his beard,​brownish haire on his head and pockholes in his face and was a man of a midle stature.+John Atkins the younger of Reading in the Countie of Berks yeoman aged fortie yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that he this deponent was in the Garrison of Wallingford at the tyne of the rendition thereof to the parliament and above a quarter of a yeare before and that hee this deponent knoweth that there was a gentleman in Armes called Major Walters who sometime went forth with a partie of horse and had command of foot in the said Garrison. And that the said Major Walters was taken prisoner about Henley by some of the parliaments forces and was afterwards exchanged for two Officers of the parliaments forces and then afterwards continued in the said Garrison of Wallingford till the rendition thereof as aforesaid and themn went away with Colonell Blague and this deponent further saith that the said Major Walters was of a pale complexion and had reddish haire of his beard, brownish haire on his head and pockholes in his face and was a man of a midle stature.
 John Atkins John Atkins
  
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 The 26th of January 1651 The 26th of January 1651
-John Streate of Reading in the Countie of Berks clothdrawer aged xxxii yeares old or thereavouts sworne and examined saith that when Wallingford was a Garrison for the late King this deponent was a trooper in Captaine Walters troope ​  ​in that Garrison who was a man of a pale complexion and had brownish haire and a thynn face and of a middle stature.And that the said Captaine Walters was afterwards a Major in the said Garrison whilst it was held for the said late King,and goeing out with a partie from the said Garrison about Henley hee the said Major Walters was taken prisoner by some of the parliaments forces and afterwards was exchanged for two of the parliament Officers and then continued in Armes in the said Garrison till it was delivered upp by Colonell Blague to the parliament forces and then went forth with Colonell Blague upon the Articles of surrender of the said Garrison.+John Streate of Reading in the Countie of Berks clothdrawer aged xxxii yeares old or thereavouts sworne and examined saith that when Wallingford was a Garrison for the late King this deponent was a trooper in Captaine Walters troope in that Garrison who was a man of a pale complexion and had brownish haire and a thynn face and of a middle stature.And that the said Captaine Walters was afterwards a Major in the said Garrison whilst it was held for the said late King, and goeing out with a partie from the said Garrison about Henley hee the said Major Walters was taken prisoner by some of the parliaments forces and afterwards was exchanged for two of the parliament Officers and then continued in Armes in the said Garrison till it was delivered upp by Colonell Blague to the parliament forces and then went forth with Colonell Blague upon the Articles of surrender of the said Garrison.
 John Streate John Streate
  
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 George Lamboll George Lamboll
 Henry Sharpe  ​ Henry Sharpe  ​
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 +==Capt Barber==
  
 (2) Harl. Mss. 4712. (2) Harl. Mss. 4712.
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 +==George Stile==
  
 (2) SP23.195.842 (2) SP23.195.842
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 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-single troop, to be of 100 men+Originally a single troop, to be of 100 men
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 +[[royalist:​foot-regiments:​thomas-blagge|Colonel Thomas Blagge’s Regiment of Foot]]
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====