Colonel Edward Apsley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEdward Apsley
Area RaisedSussex
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesNone

Parliamentarian regiment of horse commissioned and disbanded in 1644 without seeing action 1)

Service History

1644

  • March: Commissioned to be raised in Sussex
  • July: Disbanded

Notes

Colonel Edward Apsley’s regiments of horse and foot were commissioned in March 1644. Had they been completed they would have come under Sir William Waller’s command as part of the Southern Association. By June the Sussex County Committee complained to Sir William Waller of the expense of maintaining them. In July Waller withdrew his commission, complaining of ‘incivilities’ from the gentlemen of Sussex.

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Edward Apsley

MP for Steyning in the Long Parliament, he commanded a company of the Sussex Trained Band foot (Bramber) garrisoning Cowdray House, but was captured by a Royalist cavalry patrol in December 1643. In 1644 he attempted to raise regiments of horse and foot but was unsuccessful. He continued as MP for Steyning in the Rump Parliament.

Strength

Likely only a single troop raised.

See Also

1) Laurence Spring Waller's Army The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2