Colonel Thomas Leveson’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelThomas Leveson
Area RaisedStaffordshire
Flag Colourblack, green
Flag Design3 known
Field ArmiesGarrison
Rupert 1644
Oxford 1645

Royalist Regiment of horse based at Dudley Castle and drawn out for campaigns with Prince Rupert periodically

Service History

1643

  • Raised
  • Garrison of Dudley Castle
  • November: Storm of Chillington House

1644

  • March: Battle of Newark
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor

1645

  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby

1646

  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • April to May: Besieged at Dudley Castle

Notes

Flags

Three of Leveson's cornets were noted by Symonds in 1645:

  • Sable, an ostrich Or, holding in its mouth a sword proper, standing on a scroll the motto ‘Hoc Nutrior’
  • Vert, with a charge somewhat like a sun in splendour
  • A scroll with the letters SA.-SA.

Notable Officers

Colonel Thomas Leveson

Leveson was governor of Dudley Castle

Strength

  • May 1645: 150 men with the Oxford Army1)

See Also

1) British Museum Harleian Ms 911 provides us with a snapshot of ‘The Royalist Horse “before Leicester”- 30th May 1645