Sir Hugh Wyndham’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Hugh Wyndham
Area RaisedSomerset & Devon
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of horse raised in Devon, forming part of the garrison of Bridgewater and probably Dunster Castle

Service History

1644

  • August: Skirmish at Bridgewater (North Petherton)
  • September to December: Siege of Taunton
  • December: Fail to prevent relief of Taunton

1645

  • January: Skirmish at Taunton?
  • July: Besieged at Bridgewater

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Hugh Wyndham

Sir Hugh Wyndham of Pilsdon, not to be confused with the Judge Sir Hugh Wyndham of Stilton. He aided in Charles II's escape after the Battle of Worcester.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Hugh Wyndham
  • Captain Francis Keane (3) + ment. I.O.
  • Captain Charles Littleton (2)
  • Cornet John Dinham (1)

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Cornet Dinham

DRO. QSP.128.96.13 Petition of Richard Norman of Ottery St. Mary

Served under Sir Hugh Wyndham. Certified by Cornet John Dinham and Corporal Abraham Bond amongst others.

(2) Capt Littleton

SP29.275.114

Petition of Captain Charles Littleton of Sandford Somerset.

‘Served as Lieutenant of Foot in Ralph Duttons Regiment and was afterwards appointed to a Captain of Horse in Sir Hugh Wyndhams Regiment and soe continued during the whole warr.’

(3) Capt Keane

SP23.198.620 Extract. The humble petition of Francis Keane of Shipham in ye County of Somersett gent

Sheweth that about 4 yeares since when ye Marquess of Hartford came first into ye County in a hostile manner, your petitioner was then over rules by some of that party to take up armes for ye King and had then delivered unto him a Commission for a Captaine of a troope of horse which hee did execute for the space of one whole yeare and noe longer, and that about 3 yeares since your petitioner did ley downe his said Commission,and submitt himselfe unto ye Committee of Parliament for ye said County…

Rec'd 30. July 1646

Sadbury's delinquency

SP19.158.50

Articles and charge of high delinquency against Christopher Sadbury, Minister of Weston Super Mare in the County of Somersett

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4. That in the yeare 1644 he voluntarily sett forth a horse man and arms against the Parliament in the Troope under the command of Captaine Keane an Officer of the late Kinge.

5. That in the yeare 1645 hee sett forth another horse man and armes against the Parliament in the Troope of Captaine Watkins under Sir Francis Doddington and gave the rider five shillings.

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