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Colonel William Urry’s Troop of Horse

Active 1648
ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelWilliam Urry
Area RaisedRenfrew & Dumbarton
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMiddleton 1648
Hamilton 1648

Covenanter troop of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648

Service History


  • 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


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


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 and later led Lord Newburgh’s Regiment of Foot of Charles' army of exiles in Flanders.


  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised

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