Lord Eythin’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord Eythin
Area RaisedNorth
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Royalist regiment of horse serving as part of the Marquis of Newcastle’s army during the First Civil War.

Service History


  • February: Skirmish at Yarm Bridge?
  • May: Stormed at Wakefield?
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor
  • October: Battle of Winceby


  • March: Battle of Bolden Hill
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor



Notable Officers

James King, Lord Eythin

James King, Lord Eythin

Colonel James Kings Regiment of Horse

Created Lord Eythin in 1643

Colonel James Kings Lifeguard of Horse

Captain Sir William Rollock

He transferred to accept a Majors Commission under the Marquess of Montrose.

I.O. All done.

Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton (2)

Sargeant Major Edward Gower (1) + ment. I.O. Sargeant Major Claudius Hamilton Ment. I.O. Sargeant Major Sir Robert Carre (2) + ment. I.O.

Captain Arthur Cayley Ment. I.O. Captain Richard Cole Ment. I.O. Captain George Cooke Ment. I.O. Captain Frances Dalzell (2) Captain Sackville Glenham Ment. I.O. Captain James Hume I.O. L & W Captain Lyndsey Ment. I.O. Captain James Mountain I.O. Yorks.

Captain Ord Ment. I.O. Captain James Richardson I.O. Northumb.

Lieutenant Thomas Vasey I.O. Durham to Maj. Gower Lieutenant Thomas Wade I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Mountain Lieutenant Christopher Wake I.O. L & W to Capt. Ord

Cornet William Fairely I.O. L & W to Maj. Carre Cornet Stephen Pease I.O. Durham to Capt. Cole Cornet Ralph Royston I.O. Derby. to Capt. Glenham Cornet Edward Stafford I.O. Yorks. to Maj. Gower Cornet Patrick Thompson I.O. L & W to Maj. Carre Cornet Robert Urwin I.O. Northumb. to Maj. Hamilton

Quartermaster George Harland I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Glenham Quartermaster Peter Holland I.O. Yorks. to Maj. Gower Quartermaster Christopher Medd I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Mountain Quartermaster Thomas Murton. I.O. Northumb. to Capt. Cooke Quartermaster Thomas Ramsden I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Glenham Quartermaster Thomas Wake I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ord Quartermaster Marmaduke West I.O. Yorks. to Arthur Cayley

Commissary Thomas Packington I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Lyndsey

Note,Arthur Cayley was knighted in 1660 and appears in I.O. as Sir Arthur Cayley.

(1) SP23.203.759 Delinquency of Edward Gower of Hutton and Stittenham,County Yorkshire To the Committee of Sequestreations at Goldsmiths Hall Gentlemen, In pursuance of your order 22.7 which we receaved 3. following,we certifie that Mr Edward Gower upon the Earl of Newcastle first took up armes against the Parliament,did joyne with him and was Major of a Regiment of horse under him and continued in actuall warre against the Parliament until the reducing of Newarke. W.Disney,Edm.Ellis,Tho.Copledike,Tho.Lister,Wm.Fisher,Jo.Disney. Lincoln 6.8.1646

SP23.203.751 George Mountayne of Westow in the County of Yorke Gent. maketh oath that Edward Gower of Stitnam in the said County Gent. was in Newarke at the surrender thereof and comprised within the Articles made upon the said surrender,all which this deponent very well knoweth,being quartered with the said Edward Gower in Newarke during the siege and that the said Edward Gower had a passe from the Commander in Cheafe which this deponent did see.

Geo. Mountayne Juratus 17 die Novemb. 1647 Tho: Benet

Thomas Stockdale of Westow in the County of Yorke maketh oath that Edward Gower of Stitnam in the said County Gent. was in Newarke at the surrender thereof and comprised within the Articles made upon the surrender,all which this deponent well knoweth beinq quartered in the same house with the said Edward Gower in Newarke during the siege.

The marke + of Thomas Stockdale Juratus 17 die Novemb. 1647 Tho: Benet

(2) Memorials of Montrose and his times.

10th June 1644 Major John Arskyne's examination

10 Junij 1644. The said Major Johne Arskyne being of new exami- nat and sworne, maid faith, and declairis that the particular persones efter specefeit were at Bowdounhill the tyme forsaid above mentioneit, by and attour the persones above wreattin, againes the Scottishe armie, viz. Colonell William Stuart, lait adjutant in the Scottishe armie at Newcastle in anno 1641, and that he commanded a regiment of dra- gownes ; Livetennent- Colonell Brabner, commander of Generall Kingis foot regiment ; Major James Leslie, major in the same regiment ; Cap- tane Johne Blackball, captane of ane foot companie in Generall Kingis regiment ; Captane Browne, captane of the same regiment, who was shott throw the body at the said skirmyshe ; Captane William Hay, captane in the same regiment of ane foot companie ; Captane Leith, captane of ane foot companie in the same regiment ; declairis thair wes two captanes callit Nisbetts, both of foot companies, one of them in Generall Kingis, and the other in the Marques of Newcastells regiment ; Livetennent-Colonell Hamiltonne, livetennent-colonell to Generall Kingis regiment of horse ; Major Ker (SIR ROBERT CARRRE), major in the same regiment of horse : Declairis that they were all in armes in the feildis that day : Dcclairis that the troupe mentionet in the above wreittin de- positione, whiche wes levied upone the Earle Camewathes chairge, — that a part of it wes levied befoir the first of Marche 164-1, and that the same wes still keipit in employment, and wes joyned to Generall Kingis regiment two dayes befoir the conflict at Bowdounhill ; and declairis that the cornet of that troup wes black, and the motto wes ' I dare.' 1 And being interogat what employment Generall King had in the Mar- ques of Newcastell's service, depones, that he wes Liveteinent-Generall to the Earle [Marques] of Newcastell's armie, both for horse and foott ; and that he exerceit that chairge both befoir and efter the first day of Marche last, since October 1643, at quhilk tyme the deponer went thair first. Deponis, that Mistres Persones wes designit, in the commissione granted be the Marques of Newcastell to hir, Captane Francis Dalzell: And this is veritie, as he sail answer to God : Causa scientia wes, that he hard and saw as he hes deponit.

J. Erskine.


27 Maij 1644. In presence of Lauderdail, Lanerk, Wares- ton : At Edinburgh.

Major Leslie depones, that the Earle of Carnewath wes present on the feilds with the Earle of Newcastell's armie, that day that the battell wes fought in March last neir Sunderland. Depones, that Carnewath raised a troupe of horse in Northumberland, whiche troupe served in Newcastell's armie, and wes called Carnewath's troupe, and that Mis- tress Peirsons rode alwayes on the heid therqf.

Being demandit who were in companie with Montrose, when he in- vadit this kingdome, 1 moe nor are conteaned in his former deposition, depones, that, besyde these conteaned in his former depositions, 2 Sir James Leslie wes there.

Being demandit what knowledge he had of Sir James Leslie coming into Scotland three dayes before Montrose incomeing, Depones, Sir James Leslie told the deponer of it at Carleill when he come backe againe ; and farder depones, when he come into the countrey, the minis- ter of Apilgirth told the deponer he had mett with Sir James Leslie. The deponer also declares that he never heard that Sir James Leslie mett with Hartfell, bot onlie desyred to meit with him, bot could not find him ; and herein he repeats his former deposition.

Depones, when Montrose come and invadit the kingdome, he come with troups of horse, and displayed cornets and trumpets, and that he brought alongs with him, neir to Annan, some companies of foote of the English nation, with displayed cullers.

Depones also, Montrose brought alongs with him to Dumfreis Sir Harie Stradlings, governor of Carleill's, troup. And this he depones upon his oath.

James Leslie. Lauderdaill.


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