Sir John Norwich’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Norwich
Area RaisedHertfordshire
Flag ColourVarious
Flag DesignTwo known
Field ArmiesGarrison

A regiment of horse raised for the Eastern Association that perhaps remained a garrison unit

Service History


  • Raised in Hertfordshire by August
  • Garrison Hitchen


  • May to July: Quartered at Godmanchester
  • August: Ordered to march to Abingdon by the Committee of Both Kingdoms, but order refused as Norwich claimed to be under Manchester’s authority
  • August: The Committee desires Manchester to take the regiment into his army, outcome unknown
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury?


  • April: Reduced at Maidenhead


This regiment of horse appears not to have served with Manchester’s field army, unless they joined prior to Second Newbury, which is uncertain.

Flags and Equipment

Sir John Norwich’s cornet was orange with an orange and white fringe, it featured a yellow and white four-part scroll with the motto PRO CHRISTO ET ECCLESIA1).

Captain Moulson’s cornet was red with a red and white fringe and a white scroll in three parts with the motto PRO PATRIA LACERATA PVGNO2).

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association3)

Sir John Norwich

From April 1645 to April 1647 was Sir John Norwich was governor of Rockingham Castle with a company of foot and a troop of horse.


See Also

1) , 2) , 3) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 2, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8