Sir James Hamilton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir James Hamilton
Sir William Russell
Area RaisedWorcestershire?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHopton 1643

Later Sir William Russell’s Regiment of Horse

Royalist horse regiment based at Worcester

Service History


  • February: Taking of Tewkesbury
  • May: Besieged at Worcester
  • June: Skirmish at Beckington and Leigh
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: Siege of Exeter?




  • May to July: Besieged at Worcester



Notable Officers

Sir James Hamilton

Sir James Hamilton is not to be confused with Colonel James Hamilton, leader of an Oxford Army cavalry regiment. He was Major General of Horse to Prince Maurice by July 1643.

Sir William Russell

Sir Anthony St Leger

Lieutenant Colonel to Hamilton, he surrendered at Truro with his rank given as Colonel. Listed under Hopton as Col. of Horse and PB240224 Committee for Compounding states that he had a Regiment of Horse and that he surrendered at Truro1). Whether this was with the remains of Hamilton's or another regiment is not yet clear. An Anthony St Leger also served as a captain of horse under Lord Capel and is perhaps the man named in Shrewsbury billeting documents.


See Also

1) from original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642