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Sir Edward Stawell’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Edward Stawell
Area RaisedSomerset
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1642-6

West Country regiment of horse serving as part of Lord Hopton’s forces throughout the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • July: Raised in Somerset
  • August: Skirmish at Marshall’s Elm
  • September: Besieged at Sherborne Castle
  • September: Skirmish at Babylon Hill
  • December to January 1643: Siege of Exeter?

1643

  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester?
  • November: Skirmish at Sutton
  • December: Skirmish at Westbourne

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury?

1645

  • July: Battle of Langport

1646

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

Flags

Notable Officers

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

Sir Edward Stawell

Strength

Originally a single troop.

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