Colonel John Arundell’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelsJohn Arundell
Area RaisedCornwall
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesGrenville 1644?

An obscure Royalist cavalry regiment raised in the West Country that served at the siege of Plymouth

Service History


  • April to July: Siege of Plymouth?
  • September to January 1645: Siege of Plymouth
  • November: Skirmish near Plymouth, Arundell killed




Notable Officers

Colonel John Arundell

John Arundell was killed at the siege of Plymouth in 1644. He was second son of Sir John Arundell, governor of Pendennis, who was known as ”Jack for the King”. His brothers took over Colonel John Trevannion’s Regiment of Foot.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel John Arundell
  • Sargeant Major Whichart (1)
  • Lieutenant Leon Allen I.O. Cornwall
  • Lieutenant William Courteney I.O. Cornwall
  • Lieutenant Richard Hernaman I.O. Devon
  • Cornet Reynold Hawes I.O. Cornwall
  • Quartermaster John Dinham I.O. Cornwall
  • Quartermaster John Huddy I.O. Cornwall

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

E.53.22 ..part of the Garrison went out of Plymouth about seven miles, beat up a quarter of the enemie, took 44 horse and prisoners, and were pursued by Skellum Grinvile, who was beaten back in great disorder, with the loss of divers of his men; Col. Arundel and Major Whichart were slain, Colonel Digby wounded in the face, Grinvile ran away for fear of being taken, his Gallows is made at the Kingdoms charge, I wish him speedy posession of it.

(1) E.53.24 Slain with Colonel Arundel near Plymouth in November 1644 Possibly John Digbys Regiment.


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