Sir William Vaughan’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Vaughan
Area RaisedIreland
Welsh Marches
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesRupert 1644
Byron 1644
Oxford 1645

The “Devil of Shrawardine’s” Regiment of Horse, based on a detachment of Lord Lisle’s horse from Ireland

Service History


  • February: Shipped from Ireland to Beaumaris and Neston, Cheshire
  • March: Storm of Hopton Castle
  • March: Taking of Apley House
  • March: Skirmish at Lilleshall
  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • May: Storm of Bolton
  • June: Siege of Liverpool
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Skirmish at Welshpool?
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk?
  • August: Skirmish at Malpas
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Siege of Montgomery Castle
  • September: Battle of Montgomery
  • October: Skirmish at Shrawardine
  • December: Skirmish at Welshpool


  • May: Skirmish at Much Wenlock
  • May: Storm of Leicester
  • June: Battle of Naseby
  • June: Besieged at Caus Castle (det)?
  • July: Skirmish at Broncroft Castle
  • July: Battle of High Ercall
  • August: Storm of Huntingdon
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • November: Battle of Denbigh Green
  • November: Skirmish at Pembridge


  • February: Skirmish at Wrockwardine Church
  • February: Skirmish at Churchstoke?
  • March: Besieged at High Ercall (det)
  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • May to July: Besieged at Worcester (1 troop)


In February 1644 Sir William Vaughan led 4 troops of Lord Lisle’s Regiment of Horse back from Ireland to reinforce Lord Byron's army in Cheshire. These were his own troop and those of Davalier, Croft and Borner. Originally they were to contribute to a regiment for Sir Thomas Lucas1).


Notable Officers

Sir William Vaughan


  • February 1644: 160 horse and 40 dismounted men
  • May 1645: 400 men in 7 troops at Leicester2)

See Also

1) An English Artmy for Ireland Ian Ryder. Partizan Press
2) British Library Harleian Ms 911