Sir John Pate’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Colonel Sir John Pate
Area RaisedNorth Midlands
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLoughborough 1644-6

Royalist regiment of horse based at Ashby de la Zouch with Lord Loughborough’s forces

Service History

1644

  • March: Battle of Newark?
  • September: Skirmish at Costock

1645

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

1646

  • Surrender at Ashby de la Zouch?

Notes

Based at Ashby de la Zouch and Belvoir Castle

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir John Pate

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir John Pate
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Bayle (1)
  • Sargeant Major Elias Walley (1)
  • Captain Nathaniel Digby I.O. Leicester
  • Captain Bent (1) + Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Bowman Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Henry Bowmer (1)
  • Captain Butler (1)
  • Captain Hopkin Matthews (1)
  • Captain Daniel Robinson (1)
  • Captain George Robinson (1)
  • Captain Thomas Robinson (1)
  • Captain George Smyth (1)
  • Captain George Walley (1)
  • Lieutenant Christopher Bent I.O. Leics. to Capt. Bent
  • Cornet Francis Barnwell I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Digby
  • Cornet Andrew Randall I.O. Northants. to Capt. Bent
  • Cornet Robert Woolland I.O. Leics. to Capt. Bowman
  • Quartermaster George Bodington I.O. Omitted. to Sir John Pate

Bowman/Bowmer almost certainly the same individuals.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Harl. Mss.986 f.94
  • Lieutenant Colonel Black Will. Bayle.
  • Maj. Elias Walley, Foot
  • Captain George Walley apprentice in a glass shop in Holborn.
  • Captain George Smyth of Queniborough
  • Captain Hopkin Matthews
  • Captain Daniel Robinson
  • Captain George Robinson
  • Captain Thomas Robinson
  • Captain Butler
  • Capt Henry Bowmer
  • Capt. Bent
Skirmish at Costock Sept 44

E.10.16 The Scotish Dove this present Friday 27th September 1644.

From Leicester, is certified, that a party of horse having been out upon some service, being in number about fourscore, or 90,were set upon by a party of Colonell Hastings horse, who had intelligence of their coming that way, and had ambushments against them; but the Leicester horse very bravely charged the enemy, (who were in number about 120) and came on with such gallantry, that the enemy retreated, and fought to shift them, but could not; for the Leicester horse violently broke in upon them, and routed them, slew 8 on the place, and took about 70 of them prisoners, men, horse, and Pistols, without the loss of one man, three or four were slightly wounded; amongst which, was one Lieutenant Stevens, and Major Walley was slain of the enemies side.

Commission of Array

SP23.217.495

Colonell Francis Hacker sworne and examined saith in or about the month of June or July 1642 hee this examinant being then in Leicester did see Sir John Pate of Sisonby amongst other Gentlemen in Leicester with General Hastings putting the Commission of Array in execution at Leicester and the said Sir John Pate was very active amongst them.

June ye 19th 1648

Strength

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