Sir John Harpur’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir John Harpur
Area RaisedNorth Midlands
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLoughborough
Garrison

Royalist regiment of horse from the North Midlands

Service History

1643

  • August: Relief of Eccleshall Castle

1644

  • January: Skirmish at Burton on Trent
  • 21st March: Battle of Newark
  • March: Skirmish at Eggington Heath

1645

  • September to February 1646: Besieged at Ashby de la Zouch

1646

  • February: Surrender at Ashby de la Zouch

Notes

Based at Ashby de la Zouch and Burton on Trent. Included a troop of dragoons under Capt Richard Corbett.

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir John Harpur

A Harpur Baronet from Derbyshire.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir John Harpur
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Bullock (1)
  • Sargeant Major Thomas Baker (1)
  • Sargeant Major Benjamin Baker (2)
  • Captain Durand Alsop I.O. Lincoln
  • Captain Benjamin Baker (1)
  • Captain Bullock (1) Brother of Lt.Col.
  • Captain William Bullock Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Richard Corbett I.O. Salop Dragoon Co.
  • Captain Kniveton Ment. I.O.
  • Captain John Low Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Anthony Mozine Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Syke Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Lieutenant John Whinyates I.O. Lincoln
  • Lieutenant Andrew Cook I.O. Salop to Capt. Corbett
  • Lieutenant John Jellico I.O. Worcester to Capt. Mozine
  • Lieutenant William Ogle I.O. L + W to Capt. Alsop
  • Lieutenant Andrew Scriven I.O. Derby to Capt. William Bullock
  • Lieutenant William Smith I.O. Derby to Capt. William Bullock
  • Cornet Thomas Alsop I.O. L + W to Capt. Alsop
  • Cornet Richard Mason I.O. Derby to Capt. Low
  • Cornet Andrew Pitchford I.O. Salop to Capt. Corbett
  • Cornet Richard Whinyates I.O. Derby to Capt. William Bullock
  • Cornet William Willcocks I.O. Rutland to Capt.Syke
  • Cornet Thomas Wright I.O. Nottingham to Capt. Kniveton
  • Quartermaster William Smith I.O. Derby to Capt. William Bullock
  • Quartermaster Luke Valence I.O. \Derby to Capt. Low

Comtemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Harl. Mss. 986.f.94

(2) Captured at Ashby de la Zouch

EXPLOITS . AUG 1643 HELPED RAISE SIEGE OF ECCLESHALL CASTLE MERC AUL 35TH WEEK

Stebbing Shaw mentions he garrisoned Burton on Trent and most of his Regiment were captured by Major Molanus

Strength

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