Colonel Andrew Lyndsey’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644
CountryEngland
Scotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelAndrew Lyndsey
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1644
Oxford 1644

Royalist regiment of horse including a number of Scots, serving with Hopton, the Oxford army and Lord Goring

Service History

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • August: Skirmish on Caradon Down
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington Castle

Notes

Probably formed from a detachment of the Earl of Crawford’s Regiment of Horse when the Earl returned north in 1644, and included some Scots.

Flags

Notable Officers

Col Andrew Lyndsey

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Andrew Lyndsey
  • Sargeant Major James Haswell I.O. L + W
  • Sargeant Major Thomas Lyndsey (taken in Chichester December 1642)
  • Captain James Haswell
  • Lieutenant Eziekiel Montgomery I.O. L + W to Sgt. Maj. Haswell

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Symonds

Harl. Mss 986 f. 90 Colonel Lindsey Quartermaster Generall to the Kings Army one (Troop)

Richard Lyndsey's petition

SP23.185.424 Petition of Richard Lindsey of Bucksted in Com Sussex

Humbly sheweth that your petitioner hath borne armes against the Parliament. That before the 1st of May last he came in to the Parliaments Quarters and surrendered himselfe and hath taken the National Covenant and Negative Oath Richard Lyndsey

Rec'd 24th July 1646 referred to the Committee

Haswell's petition

SP29.109.25,26

Peticion of James Haswell a Captain of Horse ..has from ye beginning served loyally his late Majestie according to their Commissions almost to their utter ruine and still hath a greatr affecion to your Majesties service

His petition was supported by Thomas Wentworth and Ralph Slingsby who stated that he had served as both Captain and Major of Horse in both the Royal Army and the Western Army until disbanded in Cornwall.

Strength

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