Colonel John Errington’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelJohn Errington
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBelasyse 1644
Langdale 1645

Royalist regiment of horse serving in Yorkshire, then with the Northern Horse

Service History

1643

  • February: Lt. Kirke accused of plundering
  • November to December: Lt Col. Errington's horse quartered at Mansfield Notts.

1644

  • April: Battle of Selby

1645

  • February: Battle of Melton Mowbray
  • March: Battle of Pontefract
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Col John Errington

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel John Errington
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Errington (1)
  • Sargeant Major
  • Captain Francis Ashly Ment. I.O.
  • Captain John Errington I.O. Durham
  • Captain Thomas Turner Ment. I.O.
  • Captain Lieutenant Thomas Middleton I.O. Yorks.
  • Lieutenant Christopher Kirke (2)
  • Lieutenant Samuel Leadham I.O. Durham to Capt. Turner
  • Lieutenant John Middleton I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ashly
  • Cornet Richard Wardell I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Lt. Midleton
  • Quartermaster Robert Emerson I.O. Durham
  • Quartermaster John Ingledew I.O. Durham
  • Quartermaster Michael Tayler I.O. Yorks.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Errington at Mansfield

(1) SP19.135.60

Sir John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham Knight, aged about fifty yeares sworne and examined, to the third interrogatory he saith, that, Lt. Colonell David Errington quartered at Mansfield in the County of Nottingham in about November 1643 to collect assesments in the Wapentake of Broxtowe in the said County for the service of the Earle of Newcastles Army and continued at Mansfield in that Wapentake for the space of sixe weekes, as this deponent believes, and had then under his command then about four or five hundred horse, and this deponent further saith that a greate parte of the Earles of Newcastles Army were quartered about Mansfield and between Mansfield and Nottingham dureing that time, and that the whole County of Nottingham (the Castle of Nottingham onely excepted) were in the yeare 1643 in the power of the Kings partie, to the 4th and fifth interrogatory this deponent saith, that in the yeare 1642 hee was High Sheriffe of the County of Nottingham, and did execute that office accordinge to his patent…

MORE P7210135

Note P7210140 mentions Lord Widdrington. Maybe his Horse Regiment connected to Errington's. No actual confirmation that Errington was of John Errington's Regiment.

Accusations

(2) SP19.131.49 23 June An.Dom 1649 A charge exhibited against Christopher Hall of Hartburne Gent: by Robert Aiscough Gent Viz. That Christopher Hall of Hartburne in the County of Durham Gent did send first a mare into Col. Erringtons Troope, by his Cosin Christopher Kirke, and did afterwards upon the said Kirkes dislike, change the mare and give him a horse in the yeare 1642.

SP19.131.52 Robt. Meough Sworne & examined. In Februarie 1642(3) he came to his own home to furnish himself of ? And one Lt. Kirke who was under Co. John Errington that was a Col. Of the Kings partie and plundered ye deponents house.

Strength

  • November 1643: Allegedly 4-500 horse under Lt Col Errington

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