Colonel Henry Ingoldsby’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1650 to 1655
CountryIreland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeDragoons
ColonelHenry Ingoldsby
Area RaisedIreland
Coat ColourRed
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Regiment of Dragoons raised in Ireland

Service History

1650

  • Raised in Ireland, probably from unregimented troops
  • September to October: Siege of Limerick

1651

1652

  • June: Defeat Colonel Grace

1653

  • Ingoldsby appointed governor of Limerick

1654

1655

  • August: Disbanded

Notes

A history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940

Ingoldsby’s dragoons were raised in Ireland in 1650, likely from loose troops attached to Cromwell’s army. They served at the siege of Limerick in 1650 and Ingoldsby was noted as an especially active commander in 1651. In 1653 he was appointed governor of Limerick and likely his regiment formed the garrison. They were accused of numerous cruelties in Limerick and Clare. The regiment was disbanded in 1655.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Presumably red coats.

Notable Officers

Henry Ingoldsby

Henry Ingoldsby had served in his brother’s, Colonel Richard Ingoldsby’s Regiment of Foot as a Captain in the New Model Army and as a Lieutenant Colonel of foot under Cromwell in Ireland.

Strength

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