Sir Henry Cary’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Henry Cary
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMaurice 1644

Royalist West Country regiment of horse serving with Prince Maurice's forces in 1644

Service History


  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury


  • December: Besieged at Powderham Castle?


  • January: Besieged at Kingswear Fort?
  • January: Stormed at Powderham Castle?


Not to be confused with his brother, Sir Horatio Cary’s horse


Notable Officers

Sir Henry Cary

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Petition of Anthony

(2) DRO.QSP.128.118.2

The humble petition of John Anthony of Staverton in the County aforesaid Taylor Sheweth that your served under Sir Peter Courtnay in Sir Bevil Grenvilles regiment until Stratton where he was shot in the knee. When the regiment marched to Bristol he and other wounded were left behind. He then served as a Corporal to Col. William Arundel until his death whereafter he served as Ensign to Colonel Bullen Reymes until Taunton fight. After that he served as corporal of horse under Captain Peter Bound under whom he was captured at Kingswear Fort with Sir Henry Carey. Many Officers signed his Petition.CHECK


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