Sir Robert Pye’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Robert Pye
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1644-5

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving with the Earl of Essex’s army in 1644

Service History

1644

  • July: Siege of Taunton (3 troops)
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • August: Skirmish at Caradon Down
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

1645

Notes

Flags

According to Blount; Capt. Pyle bore this motto, but no figure, SOLA SA LUS SA LUTIS IN DOMINO1). Presumably this is the Capt Seymour Pyle known to have served in Pye's horse.

Notable Officers

Sir Robert Pye

Officer Lists

March to April 1644

From the Nafziger Collection, file 644CAC.pdf

Sir Robert Pye's Regiment of Horse (3? troops)

  • Colonel: Sir Robert Pye
  • Captain: Adrian Scrope
  • Captain: Pyle

Strength

July 1644

From Symonds' Diary2) Officers/Troopers

  • Sir Robert Pye 11/82
  • Captain Adrian Scrope 11/80
  • Captain Pyle 10/46
  • Total = 240

See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655
2) British Library Additional Ms 17062