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 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.  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. 
  
-Morgan had led his own regiment of dragoons in Lord Fairfax’s army during the First Civil War, [[parliamentarian:​dragoon-regiments:​col.-thomas-morgan|Colonel ​Thomas Morgans Regiment of Dragoons]]. In 1650 a number of dragoon companies had been commissioned in Yorkshire and Lancashire, but little is known of their activities. Evidently some had accompanied Cromwell to Scotland, as in 1651 Morgan was commissioned to form a regiment out of the ‘loose troops’ of dragoons under Monck. They may have served at the eight-month siege of Dunottar Castle under Morgan. ​+Morgan had led his own regiment of dragoons in Lord Fairfax’s army during the First Civil War, [[parliamentarian:​dragoon-regiments:​sir-william-constable|Thomas Morgan's Regiment of Dragoons]]. In 1650 a number of dragoon companies had been commissioned in Yorkshire and Lancashire, but little is known of their activities. Evidently some had accompanied Cromwell to Scotland, as in 1651 Morgan was commissioned to form a regiment out of the ‘loose troops’ of dragoons under Monck. They may have served at the eight-month siege of Dunottar Castle under Morgan. ​
  
 In 1654 the regiment were active in defeating Glencairn’s rising, also raising additional troops. For the remainder of the 1650s they served in Scotland. In 1659 the regiment were converted to horse by Monck, who was short of cavalry regiments. They were issued ‘back and breast and pots’, ie armour and helmets, at the time No doubt the increase in pay and status was welcome. In 1660 the regiment was disbanded, apart from Morgan’s own troop under Capt Lt Francis Kelly which remained in garrison in Scotland. In 1662 this troop was sent on the expedition to Portugal, still under Kelly’s command. ​ In 1654 the regiment were active in defeating Glencairn’s rising, also raising additional troops. For the remainder of the 1650s they served in Scotland. In 1659 the regiment were converted to horse by Monck, who was short of cavalry regiments. They were issued ‘back and breast and pots’, ie armour and helmets, at the time No doubt the increase in pay and status was welcome. In 1660 the regiment was disbanded, apart from Morgan’s own troop under Capt Lt Francis Kelly which remained in garrison in Scotland. In 1662 this troop was sent on the expedition to Portugal, still under Kelly’s command. ​