Sir John Hurry’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Hurry
Area Raised
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Field ArmiesOxford 1643
Rupert 1644

Royalist Regiment of Horse led by the turncoat Sir John Hurry, serving with the Oxford Army and Prince Rupert on York March

Service History


  • September: Skirmish at Adderbury
  • September: Battle of Aldbourne Chase
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • September: Skirmish at Aldermaston & Padworth
  • October: Occupation of Newport Pagnell
  • October: Repulsed from Northampton


  • March: Skirmish at Market Drayton
  • March: Battle of Newark
  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • May: Storm of Bolton
  • June: Siege of Liverpool
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor



Notable Officers

Sir John Hurry

Sir John Hurry was a Scots professional soldier who had commanded a regiment of horse in the Earl of Essex’s army. Defecting to the Royalists in 1643, he raised a regiment of horse in the Oxford Army. After defeat by the Scottish and Parliamentary armies at Marston Moor he changed sides again, joining the Scots Covenanters. He led the Covenanter forces against Montrose at Auldearn, but changed sides again to the Scots Royalists. At Carbisdale in 1650, on the same side as his old opponent Montrose, he was captured by the Covenanters. They evidently decided that three defections were more than enough and executed Sir John.


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