Lord Grandison’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
CaptainLord Grandison
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1639
Charles 1640

English cavalry troop that was raised for the First Bishops’ War of 1639 and expanded to a regiment in 1640

Service History


  • Raised
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law


  • Grandison commissioned colonel of a regiment of horse


Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Grandison

William Villiers, Second Viscount Grandison led a troop of horse in the First Bishops' War and a regiment of horse in the Second. He raised another regiment of horse for the King in 1642, fighting at Edgehill, but it was mostly captured at Winchester in the December by Waller. In 1643 he was Colonel General of Foot in the Oxford Army under Lord Forth and was killed leading an infantry brigade at the storm of Bristol.


  • May 1639: 100 men 1)

See Also

1) Rushworth's 'Historical Collections: 1639, March-June', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 885-946. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74912 Date accessed: 24 June 2014