Sir James Ramsey’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-3
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir James Ramsey
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642-3

Parliamentarian regiment of horse of the Earl of Essex’s army

Service History

1642

  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill - Left flank

1643

  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • September: Skirmish at Oxenden
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Major Balfour's cornet design is shown under Sir William Balfour’s Regiment of Horse.

Notable Officers

Sir James Ramsey

Ramsey commanded the left wing of horse at Edgehill, was court-martialled at St Albans but cleared, then was captured by The Royalists at Marlborough in December 1642. He was soon released and served with Essex on the 1st Newbury campaign.

Major William Balfour

Served as captain then major of Ramsey's horse then transferred to Sir William Balfour’s Regiment of Horse, his father's regiment, as a captain, later being promoted to major.

Strength

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