Colonel Robert Burghill’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1642 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelRobert Burghill
Jonas Vandruske
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesWaller 1643-4

Later Colonel Jonas Vandruske’s Regiment of Horse

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving with Waller during the First Civil War

Service History


  • September: Battle of Powick Bridge (1 troop)


  • March: Skirmish at Sherston?
  • March: Storm of Malmesbury
  • March: Battle of Highnam
  • April: Skirmish at Little Dean
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field
  • July: Battle of Lansdown Burghill badly wounded
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December: Storm of Alton Church
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundell


  • January: Skirmish at Ilminster?
  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Skirmish at Bridgewater
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • December: Relief of Taunton


  • March: Skirmish at Crewkerne?
  • April: Skirmish at Islip
  • April: Siege of Bletchington House
  • April: Storm of Bampton in the Bush
  • April: Repulse from Faringdon House
  • April: Disbanded



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 Robert Burghill

Wounded at Lansdown, he handed the regiment over to Vandruske

Colonel Jonas Vandruske

Later he commanded a regiment of horse in the Scots Covenanter army, Colonel Jonas Vandruske’s Regiment of Horse.


  • March 1644: 6 troops at Cheriton

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