Colonel Richard Norton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRichard Norton
Area RaisedHampshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving with Waller’s army of the Southern Association

Service History

1643

  • 30th July: Repulsed from Basing House
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • 6-7th November: Repulsed from Basing House
  • 12th-14th November: Repulsed from Basing House
  • December: Skirmish at Romsey
  • December: Skirmish at Westbourne

1644

  • January: Skirmish at Havant
  • January: Loss of Warblington
  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Skirmish at Odiham
  • 4th June to 12th November: Second Siege of Basing House
  • August: Siege of Winchester?
  • September: Skirmish at Basing House
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury (det)
  • November: Skirmish at Basing House
  • December: Skirmish at Salisbury (det)

1645

  • March: Skirmish at Dorchester?
  • April: Skirmish at Fontnill?
  • May: Skirmish at Langford House?
  • May: Relief of Taunton
  • May to July: Besieged at Taunton
  • September: Siege of Devizes
  • September to October: Siege of Winchester
  • 14th October: Storm of Basing House

Notes

See Hall & Barber 1985, Proc Hampsh Field Club Archaeol Soc 41, 225-242. for an extensive study of the regiment.

Flags

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 Richard Norton

Strength

  • Summer 1644: 5 troops at siege of Basing House

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