Colonel Richard Turner’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelRichard Turner
George Thompson
Robert Thorpe
Edward Popham
George Starr
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourYellow, then Blue
Flag Design
Field ArmiesSkippon 1643
Waller 1644-5
Massey 1645-6

Later Colonel George Thompson’s, then Colonel Robert Thorpe’s, then Colonel Edward Popham’s, then Colonel George Starr’s Regiment of Horse

Parliamentarian horse serving briefly with Skippon, then with the Southern Association and lastly with the Western Association

Service History


  • August: Commissioned to be raised in London
  • September: Quartered at Windsor
  • October: Occupation of Newport Pagnell
  • November: Skirmish at Alderton
  • November: Battle of Olney
  • December: Storm of Grafton House


  • Turner replaced by Thompson
  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • Thompson replaced by Thorpe
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge (2 troops)
  • July: Regiment at Northampton1)
  • September: Regiment at Shaftsbury2)
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury (2 troops)
  • December: Regiment at Petersfield Hampshire3)


  • March: Skirmish at Trowbridge
  • May: Thorpe replaced by Popham
  • November: Popham replaced by Starr


  • October: Disbanded


After Cheriton two troops were sent to reinforce Browne, leaving two troops with Waller. Around May 1645 Popham was given command of what had been Turner’s, according to Edward Massey's certificate of service for Captain Strachan of this regiment, the Colonel was Edward Popham (N.A. SP28/267/Part1/117), but Francis Popham has been proposed as Colonel by Laurence Spring.


Yellow under Turner, blue under Thompson

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 Turner

Colonel George Thompson

Lost a leg at Cheriton

Colonel Robert Thorpe

Colonel Edward Popham

Colonel George Starr


  • March 1644: 4 troops at Cheriton

See Also

1) , 2) , 3) List of musters of Lt Col Thorpes troop (N.A. SP28/29/442)