Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642 to 1653
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Dragoons
ColonelHerbert Morley
Area RaisedSussex
Flag ColourBlue?
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesWaller 1642-43

Parliamentarian Regiment of Horse and Dragoons serving in Waller’s Southern Association, then as garrison of Arundel until disbanded in 1653

Service History

1642

  • November: Money granted for 100 saddles to furnish troop1)
  • December: Skirmish at Hayward's Heath?
  • December: Siege of Chichester?

1643

  • June: Skirmish at Chinnor (1 troop)
  • September: First Battle of Newbury?
  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December: Skirmish at Bramber
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel
  • Garrison of Arundel

1644

  • June to November: Siege of Basing House
  • September: Skirmish at Basing House

1645

  • September to October: Siege of Winchester?
  • October: Storm of Basing House?

1646

  • May to June: Siege of Oxford
  • may to July: Siege of Wallingford?

1647

  • Garrison of Arundel

1648

  • Garrison of Arundel

1649

  • Garrison of Arundel

1650

  • Garrison of Arundel

1651

  • Garrison of Arundel

1652

  • Garrison of Arundel

1653

  • Disbanded

Notes

The regiment included some companies of dragoons.

Flags & Equipment

According to Blount: Capt Morley of Sussex, bore this motto in Spanish, without figure, SPERANZA MI DA LA VITA2).

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

Colonel Herbert Morley

Strength

  • A single troop of horse and some troops of dragoons at Basing in summer 1644

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/262/268
2) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655