Colonel Robert Laurence’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRobert Laurence
Area RaisedDorset?
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Field Armies

Royalist Regiment of Horse probably forming the garrison of Corfe Castle

Service History

1643

  • June to August: Besieged at Corfe Castle?

1644

1645

  • October to February: Besieged at Corfe Castle

1646

  • February: Surrender of Corfe Castle

Notes

In 1643 Corfe garrison included two Captains, Bond and Laurence. Laurence is known to have commanded a cavalry regiment and was present at the final siege, though referred to as Major Laurence. Although not conclusive it seems likely that Laurence’s Regiment formed the garrison of Corfe.

Flags

Notable Officers

Mary, Lady Bankes

Led the defenders of Corfe Castle during the first siege of 1643.

Colonel Robert Laurence

From West Bagborough, Somerset.

Strength

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