Lord St Pol’s Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord St Pol
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesByron 1645-6

Royalist regiment of horse serving in Cheshire officered by French and Germans in command of Irish troopers

Service History


  • February: Relief of Chester
  • September to February 1646: Besieged at Chester


  • January: Skirmish at Ruthin
  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • May to June: Besieged in Oxford??
  • August to November: Besieged at Conway Castle


Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord St Pol

Nicholas de Saint-Pol, a Frenchman and apparently a Viscount, was General of Horse to Lord Byron in the last stages of the First Civil War. He married the widow of a John St John, a Royalist Lt Col1).


See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2