Colonel Rowland Laugharne’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1648
CountryWales
AllegianceParliamentarian
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRowland Laugharne
Area RaisedPembrokeshire
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignKnown
Field ArmiesLaugharne 1644-8

Parliamentarian regiment of horse based at Pembroke during the First Civil War that refused to disband and joined the Royalists in the Second Civil War

Service History

1644

  • February: Storm of Stackpole Court?
  • March: Siege of Tenby?
  • March: Taking of Haverfordwest?
  • April: Taking of Carmarthen?
  • April: Taking of Kidwelly Castle?
  • July: Besieged in Pembroke?
  • August: Taking of Swansea?
  • October to November: Siege of Laugharne Castle
  • December: Siege of Cardigan?

1645

  • March to April: Siege of Newcastle Emlyn?
  • April: Battle of Newcastle Emlyn?
  • August: Battle of Colby Moor
  • August: Storm of Haverfordwest
  • October: Siege of Carmarthen?
  • November: Siege of Brecon Castle?

1646

  • February: Battle of Cardiff Heath
  • June to August: Siege of Raglan Castle?

1647

  • June: Suppress rising at Llandaff?

1648

  • March: Refuse to disband at Pembroke, join Royalist uprising
  • April: Skirmish at Llanelli (Powell's troop)
  • May: Taking of Swansea?
  • May: Taking of Neath?
  • May: Battle of St Fagan’s
  • May to July: Besieged at Pembroke Castle

Notes

Laugharne's own troop was apparently sent over from Munster.1)

Flags

Notable Officers

Colonel Rowland Laugharne

Officer List

  • Captain Brian Stapleton (19/11/44 - 29/03/45 also Scout Master to the Army)

Strength

See Also

1) CSPI 1633-47 p491