Colonel Nicholas Mynne’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelNicholas Mynne
Area RaisedHerefordshire?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMynne 1644

Regiment of horse serving under Mynne who returned from Ireland to England in 1643 to fight for the Royalists

Service History

1643

  • November: Skirmish at Wooton under Edge?

1644

  • February: Skirmish at Painswick Church?
  • April: Defence of Newent?
  • May: Defence of Monmouth?
  • August: Skirmish at Redmarley, Mynne killed in action
  • Garrison Monmouth under Kyrle and High Meadow under Hoofart
  • September: Besieged at Monmouth, Kyrle betrays the town to Massey
  • Hoofart joins Langdale's Northern Horse, perhaps with any remnants of Mynne's regiment

Notes

Raised either in Ireland or on the Welsh Marches, the regiment was defeated at Redmarley by Massey, but some likely ended up in Monmouth garrison and at High Meadow in the Forest of Dean.

Victor comments: The date of the Regiment's formation is unknown, although probably during Nicolas Mynne's brief term as Governor of Hereford in 1644. Being a hitherto unknown unit, its deeds are until now undocumented.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel Nicholas Mynne

Mynne previously served in Ireland in Sir Charles Vavasour’s Regiment of Foot then took over Sir William Ogle’s Regiment of Foot. He was killed at Redmarley

Robert Kyrle

Kyrle previously served in the Parliamentarian Earl of Stamford’s Regiment of Horse but turned coat and joined the Royalists. In September 1644 he betrayed the Royalist town of Monmouth, becoming a double turncoat.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Nicholas Mynn
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kyrle
  • Captain Walter Pye I.O. Hereford.
  • Cornet Adam Hoofart (1)

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Hoofart's Petition

The petition of Adam Hoofart together with an extract from The Military Government of the City of Gloucester see pages 109 and 110. Refers to the loss of Monmouth after Mynne's death at Redmarley.

SP29.281A.69 Petition of Adam Hoofart

'That ye petitioner, being adjutant to a Regiment of Cuirassiers in the service of the Emperor of Germany for the space of 14 years, did at the beginning of the late warr in England quit that employment to serve your Majesties Royal Father of blessed memory and served as an Officer of Horse under severall commands both in England and in Ireland, vizt in command of Lieutenant Colonel Kerles Troop in Sir Nicholas Mynns Regiment in England when he was engaged against the forces of Gloucester and being by the said Lieutenant Colonel Kerle commanded to keep the house called High Meadow in the Forest of Deane was there betrayed by the said Lieutenant Colonel and enforced to swim the river of Monmouth for his life. The said Kerle betraying the Towne of Monmouth and revolting from his Majesty, he betrayed the whole Army alsoe, had not your petitioner discovered the treachery speedily to Sir William Blakiston and Sir Marmaduke Langdale, as the right honorable Lord Gerard can testify.

That your petitioner serving afterwards in the Army at Naisby fight under the command of Sir Marmaduke Langdale was desperately wounded and after the cure thereof and the rendition of Oxford, betooke himself beyond sea and served the King of Poland as Captain Lieutenant of Prince Carolus' Troope of Guards ever since the year 1650, served the Emperor of Russia as Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of a Regiment of Foot the space of 10 years.'

Strength

  • August: 160 horse under Mynne's command at Redmarley

See Also