Colonel Harlakenden’s Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1648
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHarlakenden
Area RaisedEssex
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesFairfax 1648

Parliamentarian regiment of horse at the siege of Colchester in the Second Civil War

Service History

1645

  • June: Raised in Essex
  • August: Quartered at Great Chesterford
  • September: Siege of Ashby de la Zouch

1646

1647

1648

  • June to August: Siege of Colchester
  • August: Surrender at Colchester

Notes

Possibly part of the Essex militia. The regiment were paid by the Essex county committee in 1648, not forming part of the army. Four troops were present at Colchester commanded by Major Sparrow. Captain Turner’s company of dragoons may have formed part of this regiment. Their chaplain was paid in 1645 and 1646. They were likely the Colchester garrison regiment during the First Civil War.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Harlackenden

Or Herlackenden

Maj Robert Sparrow

Strength

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