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Colonel John Browne’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642 to 1643
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Browne
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Field ArmiesEssex 1642-3

Parliamentarian Regiment of Dragoons of the Earl of Essex’s army

Service History


  • 23rd September: Battle of Powick Bridge - est. 350 men
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Storm of Farnham Castle
  • December: Storm of Winchester


  • January: Repulsed from Brill
  • October: Defence of Northampton
  • November: Skirmish at Stowe?
  • December: Storm of Grafton House?


Coats, Flags and Equipment

Issued with 600 short muskets from the Tower armoury in late August 1642 (NA WO55/1754)

Notable Officers

John Browne

Officer List

September 1642

  • Colonel: John Browne1)
    • Captain Lieutenant:
    • Guidon:
  • Major: Nathaniel Gordon
    • Lieutenant:
    • Guidon:
  • Captain: Sir John Browne
    • Lieutenant:
    • Guidon:
  • Captain: Robert Mewer
    • Lieutenant: Thomas Mewer
    • Guidon: Nicholas Mewer
  • Captain: William Buchan
    • Lieutenant:
    • Guidon:
  • Captain: Robert Marine
    • Lieutenant: Francis Bradbury
    • Guidon:
  • Captain: Sir Anthony Irby
    • Lieutenant: William Patrick
    • Guidon: Richard Le Hunt
  • Quartermaster: John Blackman
  • Provost Mashal: Daniel Lyon


  • Established as 7 troops of 100 each.

See Also

1) A List of the Army Under the Command of Robert Earle of Essex British Library E 117 (30)