Colonel Thomas Panton’s Regiment of Horse

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CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelThomas Panton
Area Raised
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An obscure Royalist cavalry unit of the First Civil War

Service History

1646

  • June: Trooper Bearde sequestrated

Notes

Very little is known of this unit. On the 8th June 1646 occurred the sequestration of Thomas Bearde of Wilburton, Isle of Ely. He rode as a Trooper under Captain Parsley in Colonel Thomas Panton's Regiment. As '1642' writes, further research required regarding this Regiment1)

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Thomas Panton

Panton hailed from Buckinghamshire and originally served in the Earl of Caernarvon’s Regiment of Horse. In August 1659 he planned a rising in London but was deterred by the large number of Parliamentarian troops After the Restoration he served as a lieutenant in the King's horse guards and foot guards. He was a surprisingly successful gambler. Panton died in 1685 and is buried in Westminster Abbey

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See Also

1) Information kindly provided by Victor Judge, aka. BCW user 1642