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 Armies

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)

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