Sir Edward Hartop’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Edward Hartop
Area RaisedLeicestershire?
Flag Colour
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesMeldrum 1644

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving in the East Midlands

Service History


  • July: Hartop's troop active


  • 16th January: Skirmish at Nottingham
  • February to March: Siege of Newark
  • March Storm of Muskham Bridge
  • March: Skirmish at Mountsorrel
  • March: Battle of Cotes Bridge
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk?



According to Blount: Sir Edw. Hartop of Leicester-shire represented in his Coronet the waves of the Sea dashing against a great Rock, and the motto, IRRITUS INGENTI SCOPULO FLUCTUS ASSULTAT1).

Notable Officers

Sir Edward Hartop

Sir Edward Hartop or Hartopp.

Officer List

  • Colonel Sir Edward Hartop (Hartop's own troop was active by July 16432))
  • Captain Richard Hamline (01/01/44 - 29/09/443) He had previously been Lt to Sir Edward Hartop's troop4))
  • Captain Sutton (“in Lord Grey's Army”)5)


See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655
2) , 4) N.A. SP28/267/Pt2/120
3) N.A. SP28/267/Pt2/108
5) N.A. E121/5/5