Sir John Wake’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Wake
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Royalist regiment of horse serving at the relief of Donnington in 1644

Service History


  • Stationed at Chard to protect convoys supporting the Lostwithiel campaign
  • November: Relief of Donnington Castle



Notable Officers

Sir John Wake

Second Baronet Wake of Clevedon Somerset.

Colonel Sir John Wakes Regiment of Horse

Sargeant Major Crompton Ment. I.O.

Captain Lieutenant Francis Moore I.O. Buckinghamsh.

Captain Jac. Berry Ment. I.O.

Lieutenant William Lawson I.O. Bedfordsh. To Sgt. Maj. Crompton

Cornet Thomas Foster I.O. Bedfordsh. To Capt. Jac. Berry

Contemporary Refereces

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Extract. The humble petition of Sir William Wake Baronet

That in the late warr from Edgehill fight until the disbanding of Truro your petitioners father Sir John Wake raised a Troope of Horse and served your Majesties late father and your Majestie in the late unhappy warres


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