Colonel Charles Tucker’s Regiment of Horse

Active1645?
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelCharles Tucker
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Very obscure regiment of Royalist horse

Service History

Notes

Perhaps the Colonel “Tooker” who raided Thame with Colonel David Walter’s Regiment of Horse in October 1645. Perhaps also the 'Colonel' Charles Tooke serving in the West Country in December 1645, see below.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Charles Tucker

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Charles Tucker
  • Captain John Haynes1)
  • Captain Lieutenant Hugh Proudlove I.O. L + W
  • Cornet Thomas Harrison I.O. L + W
  • Quartermaster Nicholas Boat I.O. Surrey
  • Quartermaster William Kirkby I.O. Middlesex

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

(1) SP29.2.155 The humble petition of John Haynes of Windsor in ye County of Berks. Sheweth that your petitioner out of his duty & good affection hee did owne & bear to his late Majesty of famous memory (though unfortunate proceedings) did at ye beginning of ye Warrs raise at ye petitioners owne cost and charge a Troope of Dragoones and after a Troope of Horse under one Coll. Tucker Need to re photograph

The following warrants and letters appear to link Lt. Col. Tooker to Sir Nicholas Crispe’s Regiment of Horse.

‘The Enemy is very busie in Cornwall and the West of Devon, raising men and mony with fire and sword, as you may see by this Warrant following, sent by Lieutenant Collonel Tooke, by the direction of the Lord Wentworth Generall pro tempore’ ‘For the Constable of Woolsworthy, Thelmiga, East Worlington, West Worlington, Chellon, Chalmeley, and Kingsnington, from one to the other with speede, I sent two coppies of an order to you from my Generall, for the raising of a months contribution for the present necessity of the Army, and therewith a Warrant to you for your discharging of your warrant to the petty Constables Of the Hundred, for the present raising of the same, but I find you are ill affected to his Majesties service, and done nothing in it, whereby the service is much hindred; these are to let you understand, if so be your money be not raised by Tuesday next, the fault will appeare to be the head Constables of the Hundred, and do resolve to leave no house standing in any Parish, within the hundred that refuseth to fulfill any Generalls order, and do hereby require you and the rest of the petty Constables of the hundred, to meet me at Chulmley on Tuesday next by twelve of the clock that day, and bring me what monies they have received and give me the returnes, that the good may not suffer with the bad no longer time I will not give them. Of this you must not faile to give present notice to all the Constables of the hundred, that they may not pleade any excuse, at their perill. Cha Tooke. Col.’ Chulmley the 27. of December 1645

‘Lieutenant Colonel Took vapours still with his warrants in the West, as you may see by that which followeth: Constable Moore, By God I have a party in our Parish for effecting of my businesse, therefore I pray you let me have the share belonging to me for the rates of the 3 horses mentioned in the warrant, I could have put an horse price upon your Parish only, if I would; Constable you are more ? then you deserve to bee, I delivered 2 horses, a bay and gray to your man for your sake, that my party tooke, I will have men or cattle to satisfie before I ever return to my Quarters. Cha. Tooke Col.’

Constable Moore received another letter (more mild then the former) dated the day following, but not from the furious Colonel. ‘To my loving Friend Cunstable Moore in Chymley these present. Sir, My love remembered unto you, and to Captain Sparr, and Mr. Batson: and I thanke you for your love: I was abroad with the rest of the Oficers in Constable Webbs devision, and found that the money was received at every house; and some sent to your house, and there is 1. 15 shillings in the returnes that the Constables did promise to make good, so we would desire you to send for Webber, and send us our money by this bearer; and we shall remaine yours as you use us.’ John Capel Nicklas Grygor Exborne the 29 Day of December 1645.

Strength

See Also

1) SP29.2.155 + I.O