Sir Thomas Norcliffe’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 - 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Norcliffe
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesFairfax 1644

Parliamentarian regiment of horse of the Northern Association

Service History


  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York


  • February to May: Sent to Cheshire to assist Brereton
  • March to April: Siege of High Ercall
  • May to July: In Derbyshire area
  • July 10th: Return to Yorkshire


There were supposed to have been two regiments of Horse sent from Yorkshire to assist Brereton. These can be identified from the Brereton Letter Books as those of Lord Fairfax and Sir William Constable. However a note from Major Hans George von Strobble (Fairfax's) (N.A. SP28/266/Part1/95) links together Fairfax's and Norcliffe's in this service and a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Spencer (Fairfax's) mentions the cashiering of Norcliffe's Capt-Lt for disobliging remarks about Brereton (BLB vol 1 item 393). From this it could be conjectured that Fairfax's and Norcliffe's were acting as a single unit.


Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Norcliffe

Of Langton, Yorkshire

Officer List

  • Colonel Sir Thomas Norcliffe (Claimed for pay as Colonel from 22/05/44 to 01/05/45) 1)


See Also

1) N. A. SP28/41/125-126
2) N.A. SP28/266/pt1/97