Sir Robert Byron’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Robert Byron
Area RaisedLancashire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison
Oxford 1645

Royalist regiment of horse in garrison at Liverpool in 1644, serving on the Naseby campaign in 1645

Service History


  • July: Raised at Liverpool
  • August to November: Besieged at Liverpool


  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby



Notable Officers

Sir Robert Byron

Governor of Liverpool in 1644

Lt Col William Walton

Led the regiment at Naseby, where he was killed in action.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge 1)

  • Colonel Robert Byron
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Slater 2)
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Walton 3) + ment. I.O.
  • Sargeant Major Richard Massey of Ripton Lancashire 4)
  • Sargeant Major John Lowyck 5) + ment. I.O.
  • Captain Butler 6)
  • Captain Thomas Haughton (I.O. Lancaster)
  • Captain George Talbot (Ment. I.O.)
  • Lieutenant William Gradell (I.O. Lancaster to Sgt. Maj. Lowyck)
  • Lieutenant Thomas Halsall (I.O. Lancaster to Lt. Col. Walton)
  • Lieutenant Evan Jones (I.O. Denbighshire to Lt. Col. Walton)
  • Lieutenant John Parker (I.O. Lancaster to Capt. Talbot)
  • Cornet John Banister 7)
  • Cornet Thomas Barker 8) (+ I.O. Lancaster to Capt. Talbot)
  • Cornet Hamlet Massey (I.O. Lancaster)
  • Quartermaster John Cutler (I.O. Lancaster to Lt. Col Walton)
  • Quartermaster Robert Tickle (I.O. Lancaster)


  • May 1645: 100 men at Leicester9)

See Also

1) Cheshire Record Office.Epiph. 90/4.1662 No.79 + 115, Petition of Robert Warburton, Petition of Richard Galley 90/4.1662 No.132
2) Cheshire Record Office. Epiph. 90/4.1662 No.128
3) Tanner Letters Col. Thos Mytton to Lenthal from Beaumaris 7.1.1646/7. Colonel Glynne has taken 2 Irish, Mr Peters son of Lord Peters and Lt. Col. Walton, once a Lt.Col. to Sir Robert Byron.
4) Petition of Richard Warburton signed Richard Massey
5) E.345.2, Surrendered at Lichfield
6) , 8) Anderton Papers D/D/1n/58/6c Thomas Barker Cornet to Capt. Butler.
7) Committee at Stafford. That at the request of the Committee at Namptwich it is ordered that John Banister prisoner here at Stafford and Trooper to Mayor Walton shall be forthwith enlarged for Christopher Robinson a Trooper under Mayor Browne and prisoner at Chester Banister is a Cornet.
9) British Library Harleian Ms 911