Colonel Thomas Playter’s Regiment of Horse

Activeto 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Playter
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Obscure unit of Royalist horse of the First Civil War

Service History


  • Playter lays down his commission


Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

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

Thomas Playter

Playter resigned his commission by August 1644

Colonel Thomas Playters Regiment of Horse

Colonel Thomas Playters Lieutenant Colonel Sargeant Major Heveringham (1) Captain John Le Hunt Ment. I.O. Captain Warner Ment. I.O. Lieutenant Richard Burton I.O. L + W to Capt. Warner Cornet Robert Le Hunt I.O. L + W to Capt. Le Hunt Quartermaster Anthony Tyrell I.O. L + W

(1) Harl. Mss 986. f.90 under Colonel Sir Edward Waldgrave Captain Heveringham 'who was Major to Colonel Playters,brought in 60 men.'

Playters Father was Sir William Playters who sat on the Suffolk Committee raising funds for the Parliamentary army. Playters compounded for his delinquency in December 1644 when it appears the Regiment may have disbanded. Some officers transferred to Colonel Waldgraves Regiment of Horse and Captain Warner is listed under Waldgraves Regiment as well as Heveringham in Symonds muster (CHECK DATE),who had to take a demotion due to the Sargeant Majors position already being taken.


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