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Earl of Caernarvon’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Caernarvon
Richard Neville
Area Raised
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignExample known
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-5
Goring 1645
Hopton 1646

Later Colonel Richard Neville’s Regiment of Horse

Royalist regiment of horse serving with the Oxford Army and in the West Country

Service History

1642

  • August: Battle of Southam
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • December: Relief of Banbury?
  • December: Quartered at Eynsham?

1643

  • January: Standoff at Cirencester?
  • February: Storm of Cirencester
  • March: Skirmish at Chesham?
  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • June: Skirmish at Chewton Mendip
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Skirmish at Rowde Ford
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August: Taking of Dorchester
  • August: Taking of Weymouth and Portland
  • September: Battle of Aldbourne Chase
  • September: First Battle of Newbury, Caernarvon killed

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Storm of Boconnoc House
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington

1645

  • April: Skirmish at Bampton in the Bush
  • July: Battle of Langport

1646

  • February: Battle of Torrington
  • March: Surrender at Truro

Notes

Flags

According to Blount: The Earle of Carnarvan was thus mordacious in his devise, wherein he had a Lyon depainted, and 6 dogs bayting or baying at him, one of the 6 was bigger than the other 5, from whose mouth issued a little scroul, wherein was written KIMBOLTON, and from the mouths of the other5, in a like scroul was written, PYM, PYM &c. The Lyon seemed to utter this motto, QUOSQ; TANDEM ABUTERIS PATIENTIA NOSTRA ? By the Lyon was intended the King, the rest needs no interpretation.1).

Notable Officers

Earl of Caernarvon

Richard Neville

Strength

  • Edgehill: 4 or 5 troops

See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655