Sir John Ackland's Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelsSir John Ackland
Area RaisedWest Country
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Field Armies

Royalist cavalry regiment serving in the West Country.

Service History


A little-known unit, see Sir John Ackland’s Regiment of Foot.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel Sir John Ackland

Colonel Sir John Ackland (1591-1647) (also spelt Acland) was High Sherriff of Devon and was created 1st Baronet Acland, of Columb-John, Devon on 24 June 1644, although no docket has ever been found to support this owing to the confusion of the Civil War.

Officer Lists

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel Sir John Acland
  • Sargeant Major Gifford
  • Sargeant Major Thomas Cary (Ment. I.O)
  • Captain Yeo (possibly)
  • Lieutenant Thomas White (I.O. Sussex)

(1) Devon Record Office EDRO/PW1 Parish Churchwardens Account book of Chudleigh f.599 Imp. for the ordinary of 12 troopers of Major Carys after ye rate of 6d for every mans dinner on Sunday 21 July 1644 6s. for 13 of their horses at hay the same time 3s. 3d.

E.36.1 A Continuation of certain speciall and remarkable passages No. 10 29.2-7.3.1643/4 Gifford and Acland quartered at Barnstaple copy