Colonel William Barton's Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelWilliam Barton
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesDenbigh 1644
Myddleton 1644-5

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving in the Midlands, Shropshire and North Wales in Sir Thomas Myddleton's Brigade

Service History


  • May: Siege of Rushall Hall
  • June: Siege of Dudley Castle
  • June: Battle of Tipton Green
  • July: Storm of Oswestry
  • July: Skirmish at Oswestry
  • August: Skirmish at Welshpool
  • August: Skirmish at Tarvin
  • September: Skirmish at Newtown
  • September: Taking of Montgomery Castle
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Battle of Montgomery
  • October: Storm of Powis Castle
  • October: Storm of Ruthin Town
  • October: Skirmish at Lampeter?
  • November: Skirmish at Machynlleth?
  • December: Storm of Abbey Cwm Hir
  • December: Repulsed from Chirk Castle?


  • January: Skirmish at Christleton
  • March to September: Siege of Chester
  • March: Skirmish at Knockin?


A small regiment of probably only 3 troops that was probably intended to be expanded into a full regiment after Myddleton established himself in Wales. The service history above presumes the regiment constantly served alongside Myddleton's own. Barton commanded the Brigade at Oswestry. A letter of 17th April 1645 (N. Dore. “The Letter Books of Sir William Brereton” vol 1 (1984) item 273.) suggests that Barton had then recently left the service in Wales, any remaining men at this point were likely absorbed in to Sir Thomas Myddleton's regt.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Col William Barton


Officer List

  • Major John Barton
  • Capt John Burton (06/04/44-[]/07/44) Probably same man as above?
  • Capt Thomas Broome (15/07/44 - 05/04/45 under Barton continued in service to 10/06/45)


See Also


tim, 30/03/2014 19:46
Hi Ivor, great info, any idea how/if this Barton relates to the Barton in Gell's horse?
ivor-carr, 31/03/2014 11:18
Sorry Tim no information I'm afraid. You know how it is. With Royalists you can find out who they are, with Parliamentarians you can find out what they did. I have tried a few places to try and find other children of Edmund Barton of Broseley but have so far have only found Nathanial and a daughter.
Is Gell of particular interest to you?
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