Kentish Dragoons

Active1642 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
CaptainsSee below
Area RaisedKent
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Field ArmiesWaller 1643-5
Massey 1645

Independent dragoon companies raised in Kent and serving with Waller’s army of the Southern Association

Service History


  • December: Siege of Chichester


  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December to January: Siege of Arundel


  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge?
  • November: Second Battle of Newbury?


  • April: Capt Butler dies near Langford garrison Wiltshire
  • July: Battle of Ilminster?
  • August to October: Siege of Basing House
  • September to October: Siege of Winchester
  • October: Storm of Basing House


Another troop of Kent Dragoons were present at Chichester in January 1643 under Capt Gibbons forming part of Sir Michael Livesey’s Regiment of Horse1)

Flags and Coats

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Identified captains include Nathan Butler, William Rolfe, Skinner, Robert Smith, Phillips, Morgan and Mann.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Britford Parish Register

Captayne Butler of ye Kentish Dragoones buryed April 17th 1645

(Most of the soldiers' burials at this church are from Colonel Conyers Griffin’s Regiment of Foot of Langford garrison Wiltshire)


  • December 1642: 3 companies at Chichester
  • November 1643: 120
  • Summer 1644: 100 ordered to join Waller
  • June 1645: 160 ordered to join Massey at Farnham
  • July 1645: 71 further dragoons ordered to assemble at Farnham for siege work

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/144/Part1/9