The Kentish Regiment of Horse

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Active1644
1648
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
MajorSir Thomas Piers
ColonelAugustine Skinner
Area RaisedKent
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesWaller 1644
Fairfax 1648?

Later Colonel Augustine Skinner's Regiment of Kent Horse

Parliamentarian composite regiment of four independent troops serving with Waller in 1644 then raised again as a regiment to combat the Kent rising of 1648

Service History

1644

  • April: Raised in Kent
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • July: Return to Kent

1648

  • Raised anew in Kent
  • Oppose the Kent rising

Notes

Flags

In 1648 Skinner's regiment carried 6 red cornets with black and white fringing. All designs were recorded, and are illustrated above for Col. Augustine Skinner (Illustration 1), Capt. Owen (2), Capt. Peak (3), Capt. Scott (4), Capt. Robert (5) and Capt. Gibbons (6).

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

Sir Thomas Piers

Led the composite unit as a Major in 1644

Augustine Skinner

Augustine Skinner had served in the Kentish Dragoons in the First Civil War, then in Sir Michael Livesey’s Regiment of Horse. He led the Kentish horse in 1648.

Officer List

1644
  • Maj. Sir Thomas Piers
  • Capt. Sir John Roberts
  • Capt Edward Perke
  • Capt Edward Scott
1648
  • Col. Augustine Skinner
  • Capt. Owen
  • Capt. Peak
  • Capt. Scott
  • Capt. Robert
  • Capt. Gibbons

Strength

See Also

1) , 2) , 3) , 4) , 5) , 6) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine