Sir John Pettus’ Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Pettus
Area RaisedSuffolk?
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Obscure unit of Royalist horse, possibly involved in the Lowestoft rising of 1643

Service History


  • March: Rising at Lowestoft?


  • December: Pettus involved in a raid on Marcham


Whether Pettus had any troops of his own by December 1644 is unclear

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Sir John Pettus

Sir John Pettus apparently took part in the Royalist Lowestoft rising of 1643, where he was captured by Cromwell's forces and imprisoned.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

E.258.4.3 December 1644

  • Colonel Trollop
  • Captain Trollop
  • Colonel Sir John Pettus
  • Colonel Sir Thomas Lunsford

All marched from Oxford to Marcham to plunder.


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