Sir John Berkeley’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Berkeley
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag Colour
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesHopton 1643

Royalist regiment of horse serving throughout the First Civil War in the West Country

Service History


  • January: Battle of Braddock Down?
  • January: Skirmish at Kingsbridge
  • February: Skirmish at Chagford and Okehampton
  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • May: Battle of Stratton?
  • June: Taking of Taunton
  • June to September: Siege of Exeter
  • July: Battle of Lansdown??
  • July: Skirmish at Topsham


  • March: Storm of Hemioch Castle?
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis?
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • September: Skirmish on Hatherleigh Moor?
  • September to January 1646: Siege of Plymouth


  • April to May: Siege of Taunton
  • July: Battle of Langport (det)
  • October to April 1646: Besieged at Exeter


  • May to June: Besieged at Oxford


Flags & Equipment

According to Blount: Sir John Berkley depainted in his Devise, a Parergon or Landskip of a pleasant Country enrich'd with fair Houses, Cornfields &c. And the Motto interrogatorily BARBARUS HAS SEGETES? accounting (as it should seem) the Parliament forces no better then Barbarians 1) .

Notable Officers

Sir John Berkeley


See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655