Sir William Courtney’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Courtney
Area RaisedWest Country
Flag ColourRed?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGoring 1645

Royalist regiment of horse serving in the West Country

Service History

1644

  • August: Skirmish at Bridgewater (North Petherton)

1645

  • May: Skirmish at Hinton St George by mistake
  • May to July: Siege of Taunton
  • July: Battle of Langport

1646

  • January: Stormed at Powderham Castle?

Notes

In May 1645 they skirmished with Thornhill's Regiment of Royalist horse by mistake, thinking them Parliamentarians.

Flags

Courtney's cornet carried the motto Dum Spiro Spero (while I breathe I hope)

Notable Officers

Sir William Courtney

Sir William Courtney from Devon, not to be confused with Sir William Courtney from Hampshire.

Strength

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