Sir John Norwich’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelSir John Norwich
Lord Grey of Groby
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Later Lord Grey of Groby’s Regiment of Dragoons

Parliamentarian dragoons serving in Nottingham garrison

Service History

1643

  • Raised by Sir John Norwich
  • November: The regiment given to Lord Grey of Groby to garrison Nottingham
  • December: Skirmish at Nottingham?

1644

  • January: Defence of Nottingham

Notes

The regiment included a drummer in each troop and Capt Farmer's troop was made up of seamen.

Flags

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment’s officers is shown in Laurence Spring’s Regiments of the Eastern Association1)

Sir John Norwich

From April 1645 to April 1647 Sir John Norwich was governor of Rockingham Castle with a company of foot and a troop of horse.

Lord Grey of Groby

Strength

  • November 1643: 265 officers and men

See Also

1) The Regiments of the Eastern Association Vol. 2, Laurence Spring, Stuart Press 1998 ISBN 1 85804 119 8