Lord Hawley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Hawley
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1642-6

Originally raised as a single troop of horse they served throughout the First Civil War in the West County and garrison of Bristol

Service History

1642

  • July: Raised in the West Country
  • August: Skirmish at Marshall’s Elm
  • August: Skirmish at Wells
  • September: Besieged at Sherborne Castle
  • September: Skirmish at Babylon Hill
  • December to January 1643: Siege of Exeter?

1643

  • January: Skirmish at Kingsbridge
  • February: Skirmish at Chagford and Okehampton
  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • May: Battle of Stratton
  • July: Battle of Lansdown?
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down?
  • July: Storm of Bristol

1644

  • November: Second Battle of Newbury?

1645

  • January: Skirmish at Taunton?
  • August to September: Besieged in Bristol

1646

  • May to June: Besieged in Oxford
  • June: Surrender at Oxford

Flags

Notable Officers

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

Lord Hawley

Strength

Originally a single troop.

See Also