Colonel George Dodding’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644 - 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelGeorge Dodding
Area RaisedLondon?
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Field Armies

Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving as part of the Northern Association

Service History

1644

  • February to May: Siege of Lathom House
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • August: Skirmish at Ribble Bridge
  • August: Skirmish at Witten Cop
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk
  • August to May 1645: Siege of Greenhalgh Castle

1645

Notes

In his submission to the Committee of Accounts, Dodding claimed for pay for two years as a Colonel of Foot but only as a Captain of Horse. This may suggest that the Horse regiment was no more than a troop or two serving with his Foot regiment. It also shows that his own troop at least was raised in London.1)

Flags

According to Blount: Col. Doding of Lancashire, when (as it should seem) he was in some distresse, figured a Ship at Sea all on fire, and an Angel appearing out of a cloud, with this motto, IN EXTREMIS APPARET DEUS2).

Notable Officers

Col George Dodding

Officer List

  • Colonel George Dodding
  • Captain Reeves
  • Captain Adam Cripps (11/10/43 - 24/08/44)3)
  • Captain John Hanson (11/09/43 - 19/02/44 previously served as a Capt of foot under Lord Brooke)4)

Strength

Cripps' troop was mustered 2 days before Marston Moor when it was 50 strong besides officers.5)

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/265/33
2) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655
3) N.A. SP28/265/489-491
4) N.A. SP28/265/501
5) N.A. SP28/265/489