Sir Anthony Irby’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642 to 1643
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoon
ColonelSir Anthony Irby
Area RaisedLincolnshire?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesEssex 1642
Fairfax 1643

Parliamentarian regiment of dragoons serving in Lincolnshire

Service History

1642

  • 23rd September: Battle of Powick Bridge (under Browne)
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill (under Browne)
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green (under Browne)
  • 8th December: Sent to Hull

1643

  • January: Storm of Leeds
  • April: Siege of Crowland
  • 2nd May: End of Irby's claim for pay (N.A. SP28/31/575)
  • 4th May: Troop taken over by Captain Thomas Atkin (previously the troop's Cornet)1)
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor (det under QM Rooksby)?

Notes

Although Irby's troop served on the Edgehill campaign attached to Browne's regiment, it was always intended as a separate regiment. On the same day as Irby received his commission for his troop, one Thomas Welby was commissioned as Provost-Marshal of his regiment. (CSPD 1641-43 p. 369)

Flags

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association2)

Sir Anthony Irby

Irby was MP for Boston.

Strength

Probably a single company

  • Nov 1642: 172 dragoons3)
  • Dec 1642: 134 dragoons
  • Mar 1643: 100 dragoons

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/298/326
2) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 1, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8
3) muster roll 02/11/42-08/12/42 N.A. SP28/120/1245