Lord Grandison’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord Grandison
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesOxford 1642

Royalist cavalry regiment of the Oxford Army captured at Winchester by Sir William Waller’s forces

Service History


  • August: Skirmish at Curdsworth Bridge
  • September: Taking of Nantwich
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Storm of Marlborough
  • December: Garrison of Winchester
  • December: Captured at Winchester



Notable Officers

Lord Grandison

William Villiers, Second Viscount Grandison led a troop of horse in the First Bishops' War and a regiment of horse in the Second. He raised another regiment of horse for the King in 1642, fighting at Edgehill, but it was mostly captured at Winchester in the December by Waller. In 1643 he was Colonel General of Foot in the Oxford Army under Lord Forth and was killed leading an infantry brigade at the storm of Bristol.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Musgrave's petition

(1) SP29.20.93

‘Petition of Captain Simon Musgrave….in 1642 was Cornet of Horse under Lord Grandison, then a Lieutenant of Horse under Sir William Pennyman afterwards Lord Ruthvens Regiment, and lastly a Captain of Horse under Sir Phillip Musgrave both in the siege of Carlisle and then in the service of Hambletons Warr in 1648, my Lord Langdale being Commander in chief.’


  • Edgehill: 4 troops

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