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Sir William Pennyman’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Pennyman
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Field ArmiesGarrison?

Royalist horse raised by Sir William Pennyman, Governor of Oxford

Service History


  • Pennyman commissioned to raise a regiment of horse in Derbyshire


  • August: Pennyman dies of a fever


Sir William was Colonel of an infantry regiment and a captain in Prince Rupert’s Regiment of Horse in 1642. Appointed Governor of Oxford in 1642, his horse regiment was based on his troop of horse from Rupert’s regiment but perhaps weren’t completed by the time of his death in 1643, or passed to the next governor, Sir Arthur Aston for little more is heard of them.

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Notable Officers

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

Sir William Pennyman

Sir William Pennyman

Sir William Pennimans Regiment of Horse

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Frankland (3) + ment. I.O. Lieutenant Colonel Edward Hutchinson (2) + ment. I.O.

Sargeant Major Edward Hutchinson Ment. I.O.

Captain Edward Warder Ment. I.O.

Lieutenant James Dixon I.O. Kent to Lt. Col. Hutchinson Lieutenant John Huthwayte I.O. Northants. to Sgnt. Maj. Edw. Hutchinson Lieutenant Simon Musgrave (1)

Quartermaster William Hullock I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Warder Quartermaster John Skullay I.O. Yorks. to Lt. Col. Frankland

(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.’

It would appear that the Regiment was taken over by Patrick Lord Ruthven,according to Musgraves petition. The Officers under Ruthven include Lieutenant Colonel Hutchinson in support of this supposition.

(2) Dugdales Visitation of Yorkshire 1665 Edward Hutchenson of Wickham Yorkshire a Colonel of Horse in the army of King Charles the first. Hutchenson ws probably Sargeant Major under Lt. Col. Frankland and Lt.Col under Patrick Lord Ruthven.

(3) Dugdales Visitation of Yorkshire 1665 Thomas Frankland of Aldwarke,Lieutenant Colonell to Sir William Pennyman Knt,in the service of the late King Charles,died unmarried.


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