Colonel Thomas Comberford’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Comberford
Area RaisedStaffordshire
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Royalist garrison of Stafford early in the first civil war

Service History


  • February: Besieged at Stafford



Notable Officers

Thomas Comberford

Devereaux Wolseley

Wolseley was captain of a Leicester Trained Band and led them to Nottingham to support the King in 1642. He next served as Lt Col to Colonel Thomas Comberford's Regiment of Horse in garrison at Stafford, then by May 1643 was governor of Bagworth Park where he raised Colonel Devereaux Wolseley’s Regiment of Foot and Colonel Devereaux Wolseley’s Regiment of Horse as part of Loughborough's midlands Royalist forces.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Thomas Comberford
  • Lieutenant Colonel Deveraux Wolseley (1)
  • Captain Treswell Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Ralph Weston I.O. Staffords.
  • Cornet Edward Kempson I.O. Staffords. to Capt. Treswell

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Degge's petition


Petition of Simon Degge of Collohill, Staffordshire served under Colonell Comberford.

Fisher's petition


The informacion of John Fisher of Haywood taken before the Committee at Stafford the 20th of January 164(torn)

The said Fisher saith that when the Garrison of Stafford was under the power of the enemie Mr. Tho: Challenor came into his mothers house & very cunningly questioned him which way he was inclined, whether for the Kings partie or the Parliaments, to which he answered he would immediately goe to Leeke & take up Armes for the Parliament. Immediately upon this answer hee the said Challenor went to Ridgley* where he informed Lt. Col. Wolsley and Capt. Treswell who came immediately and seized on him as prisoner; the said Challoner following at a small distance. After the said Fisher was released he questioned the said Challenor who gave him (torn) & promised sattisfaction i had beene at being prisoner.


In an earlier deposition Fisher mentioned that Mr Comberford was the Governor of Stafford at this time.

(1) Deveraux Wolsley

I have a brief note of Devereaux Wolseleys Petition after the civil war and he mentions being a Captain of a Trained Band in Leicestershire and bringing them to Nottingham in 1642.

He then mentions being a Lieutenant Colonel under Lord Loughborough which could actually be his Lieutenant Colonelship to Comberford prior to his own Colonelcy.


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