Colonel Lawrence Parsons’ Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
CaptainLawrence Parsons
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesFairfax 1644-5

Cavalry Regiment of the Northern Association, serving under Lord Fairfax and which may have been an expansion of his Lifeguard

Service History


  • April 26th: Parsons commissioned as Colonel
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor??


  • June 23rd: Regiment reduced


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Notable Officers

Lawrence Parsons

Prior to his commission as Colonel he had served as Lieutenant of Horse under Captains Hatcher and Aiscough and as Captain of Lord Fairfax's Life Guard from 25th March 1643. He also served as Quartermaster-General of the Northern Association under Poyntz in which capacity he was present at the battle of Rowton Heath and the siege of Newark (see Parsons accounts in N.A. SP28/140/Part12)

Officer List

  • Captain Robert Saunders1)
  • Captain Joshua Snowden (22/05/44 - 21/06/45)2)


See Also

1) N.A. SP28/328/215-6
2) N.A.SP28/44/85