Sir William Vavasour’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Vavasour
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Royalist regiment of horse serving in Gloucestershire and the South Marches

Service History

1643

  • July: Vavasour commissioned Colonel to raise a regiment of 500 horse
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester?
  • September: Taking of Tewkesbury?
  • October: Loss of Tewkesbury?

1644

  • February: Battle at Painswick?

1645

  • August to September: Besieged in Bristol?

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Notable Officers

Sir William Vavasour

Served as Lt Col of the The King’s Lifeguard Regiment of Foot but was captured at Edgehill and imprisoned at Warwick, then Windsor. He escaped from Windsor and rejoined the Lifeguard in April 1643. In June 1643 he left to take up an independent command in Herefordshire and South Wales, where he was governor of Hereford. He was dismissed from Royalist service after the loss of Bristol and went overseas to fight for Sweden.

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