Colonel John Arundell’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelsJohn Arundell
Area RaisedCornwall
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesGrenville 1644?

An obscure Royalist cavalry regiment raised in the West Country that served at the siege of Plymouth

Service History


  • April to July: Siege of Plymouth




Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Colonel John Arundell

John Arundell was killed at the siege of Plymouth in June 1644. He was one of the sons of Sir John Arundell, who was known as ”Jack for the King”. His brothers took over Colonel John Trevannion’s Regiment of Foot.

Colonel John Arundells Regiment of Horse

Sargeant Major Whichart (1)

Lieutenant Leon Allen I.O. Cornwall Lieutenant William Courteney I.O. Cornwall Lieutenant Richard Hernaman I.O. Devon

Cornet Reynold Hawes I.O. Cornwall

Quartermaster John Dinham I.O. Cornwall Quartermaster John Huddy I.O. Cornwall

Colonel John Arundel of Trerice 2nd son of John Arundel the Governor of Pendennis

Killed at siege of Plymouth

E.53.22 ..part of the Garrison went out of Plymouth about seven miles,beat up a quarter of the enemie,took 44 horse and prisoners ,and were pursued by Skellum Grinvile,who was beaten back in great disorder,with the loss of divers of his men;Col.Arundel and Major Whichart were slain,Colonel Digby wounded in the face,Grinvile ran away for fear of being taken,his Gallows is made at the Kingdoms charge,I wish him speedy posession odf it.

(1) E.53.24 Slain with Colonel Arundel near Plymouth in November 1644 Possibly John Digbys Regiment.


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