Sir Lewis Kirke's Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Lewis Kirke
Area RaisedShropshire?
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist horse in garrison at Bridgenorth in 1645 fighting at Stow on the Wold in 1646

Service History


  • October: Garrison of Bridgenorth


  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold


Probably a collection of independent troops rather than a formal regiment, they are shown together for convenience. Kirke was at Stow on the Wold, uncertain whether his horse returned to Bridgenorth for the final siege that commenced 10 days later.


Notable Officers

Sir Lewis Kirke

Sir Lewis Kirke was governor of Bridgenorth from 1643

Officer List

October 16451)

  • The Governor Sir Lewis Kirke's Troop of Horse 60 strong commanded by Captain Richard Singe
  • The High Sheriff Sir Francis Ottley's Troop of Horse 30 strong app.
  • Sir Edward Acton's troop of Horse 10 strong


  • October 1645: 'not 100' strong

See Also

1) British Library Harleian Ms 944