Colonel William Urry’s Troop of Horse

Active 1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelWilliam Urry
Area RaisedRenfrew & Dumbarton
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMiddleton 1648
Hamilton 1648
Charles 1651

Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648, perhaps raised in 1651 and at Worcester

Service History

1648

  • May: Urry commissioned Colonel of a troop of 80 horse
  • June: Battle of Mauchline Muir
  • July: Preston campaign serving under Middleton
  • August: Skirmish near Wigan, Urry wounded
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass?
  • August: Mostly captured

1651

  • April: Urry to be given a regiment of horse
  • May: Instructed to find quarters
  • September: Battle of Worcester

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Likely brigaded in Van Druske's command if indeed sufficient of the regiment had been raised by Worcester.

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Notable Officers

William Urry

William Urry, brother of the multiple turncoat Sir John Urry, previously served as Lt Col of Colonel Jonas Vandruske’s Regiment of Horse. He was captured at Worcester and later led Lord Newburgh’s Regiment of Foot of Charles' army of exiles in Flanders.

Strength

  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised

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