Lord Byron’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord Byron
Area Raised
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-3
Byron 1643-6

Regiment of horse led by Lord Byron, ancestor of the poet, serving with the Oxford army then in Byron’s independent command based on Chester

Service History


  • August: Skirmish at Brackley
  • September: Fracas at Osney Bridge
  • September: Skirmish at Stow on the Wold?
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • December: Quartered at Burford


  • January: Skirmish at Burford
  • February: Storm of Cirencester
  • May: Skirmish at Bicester (det)
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: Battle of Aldbourne Chase
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Standoff at Aylesbury?
  • December: Second Battle of Middlewich


  • January: Siege of Nantwich
  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • May: Storm of Bolton
  • June: Siege of Liverpool
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk?
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Battle of Montgomery
  • October to November 1645: Besieged in Beeston Castle (det)


  • January to February: Besieged in Chester
  • March: Besieged in Northop (det)
  • March to September: Besieged in Chester
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • September to February 1646: Besieged in Chester
  • November: Battle of Denbigh Green


  • February: Surrender of Chester
  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • April to June: Besieged in Caernarvon Castle
  • August to November: Besieged in Conway Castle
  • November: Surrender of Conway Castle



Notable Officers

Lord Byron


  • Edgehill: 6 troops

See Also