Colonel Rowland Eyre’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelRoland Eyre
Area RaisedDerbyshire
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Royalist regiment of horse from Derbyshire

Service History


  • March: Battle of Newark?
  • July: Surrender of Boylestone Church


  • May: Storm of Leicester?
  • June: Battle of Naseby?
  • September to October: Besieged at Chatsworth?
  • November to May 1646: Besieged at Newark?


  • May: Surrender at Newark


Based at Chatsworth House & Hassop, Eyre's horse included a troop of dragoons led by Captain Tunstead.


Notable Officers

Col Rowland Eyre

Of Hassop Hall Derbyshire, he compounded in 1646.

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Rowland Eyre
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eyre (Ment. I.O.)
  • Sargeant Major Tamworth Reresby
  • Captain Howard Brock (1) + I.O. Derbys.
  • Cornet Matthew Barker I.O. Derbys. to Lt. Col. Eyre
  • Cornet Rowland Furnis I.O. Derbys.
  • Cornet Thomas Herrod (1)
  • Quartermaster Thomas Bowser I.O. Derbys.
  • Quartermaster Henry Hayward (1) + I.O. Derbys. to Lt. Col. Eyre
  • Quartermaster John Steeple I.O. Derbyshire to Capt. Brock
  • Captain James Tunstead I.O. Derbys. (Dragoon)

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

The information against ye persons hereunder mentioned exhibited to ye Honourable Committee at Haberdashers Hall for Advance of Money.

That Henry Hayward of Tunstead in ye County of Derby was in arms being a Troupe against ye Parliament.

That Mr. Will. Wright of Longdon in Derby hyred a man to serve againt ye Parliament in the same yeere ye King sett up his Standard att Nottingham. That he gave likewise to Coll. Eyre being a Papist a horse and armes.

That Thomas Herrod of Peake Forest in ye County of Derby being a Papist was in tymes against ye Parliament being Cornet to a Troope of Horse.

That Howard Brocke of Brough being a Papist, was a Captain of a Troupe of Horse against ye Parliament.

Will. Haywood John Wombwell

Jurat March 6. 1649.


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