Colonel John Fenwick’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Fenwick
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesNewcastle 1644

Royalist regiment of horse serving with the Marquis of Newcastle’s forces

Service History


  • February: Battle of Corbridge
  • March: Battle of Penshaw Hill
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor


Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Col John Fenwick

John Fenwick, MP, was killed at Marston Moor.

Colonel Sir John Fenwick

Lieutenant Colonel Bellasis Ment. I.O.

Sargeant Major Anthony Loreyne (4)

Captain Lieutenant Ralph Fenwick I.O. Northumb.

Captain Nathaniel Crosland (3) + ment. I.O. Captain George Fenwick I.O. Northumb. Captain John Fenwick (1) Captain Smith (2)

Lieutenant Ephraim Carre I.O. Northumb. Lieutenant Francis Shield I.O. Northumb. to Capt. Geo.Fenwick Lieutenant James Tayler I.O. York. to Capt. Crosland

Cornet William Greenwell I.O. Northumb. Cornet Edward Haynes I.O. York. to Lt. Col. Bellasis Cornet John Oliver I.O. York. to Capt. Geo. Fenwick

Quartermaster Peter Forster I.O. Northumb. Quartermaster Ralph Shield I.O. Northumb. to Capt. Geo. Shield Quartermaster Christopher Soulby (2) + I.O. Northumb.

Dragoons Captain Fenwick Ment. I.O. Lieutenant Robert Watson I.O. Newcastle to Capt. Fenwick

(1) Certaine Informations from severall parts of the Kingdome…23-30.1.1643 'It is also informed from thence,that Captain Fenwicke,Son unto Sir John Fenwicke,in Northumberland,who had command of divers Troopes of horse in the Earle of Newcastles Army,bore this mottoe in his Cornets,'For the King and Protestant Religion',which latter words the Papists not enduring,would have had effaced,whereat the Captaine taking distaste,hath deserted the Earle,and carried all his horse along with him to the Lord Fairfaxe'.

(2) SP23.154.554 Delinquency of John Brackenbury of Durham Deposition in his defence. Henry Lancaster of Headlam in the Countie of Durham aged 63 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined. That in the Earl of Newcastles time Captaine Smiths men,one Quartermaster Sobell of the Kings partie came to Mr Brackenburys house,burst up the gates and tooke what they pleased.

(3) Dugdale Visitation of Yorkshire 1665 Nathaniel Crosland of Crosland Hill,died circa anno. 1644,being a Captaine of Horse in the army of King Charles the first

(4) SP23.99.660 Petition of Anthony Loreyne of Horbury that he had served as Major of Horse in 1643 to Colonel Fenwick.


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