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 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940. A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.
  
-Michael Jones served as Lieutenant Colonel of [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​sir-william-brereton|Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Horse]] in the First Civil War, often leading a detachment on independent missions. In 1645 Jones replaced Brereton as Colonel after the Self-Denying Ordinance, and by summer 1646 was trying to raise his own regiment in Cheshire for service in Ireland. ​Brereton'​s regiment ​may have been employed in the reduction of the last North Welsh castles still in Royalist hands, such as Conway. ​+Michael Jones served as Lieutenant Colonel of [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​sir-william-brereton|Sir William Brereton’s Regiment of Horse]] in the First Civil War, often leading a detachment on independent missions. In 1645 Jones replaced Brereton as Colonel after the Self-Denying Ordinance, and by summer 1646 was trying to raise his own regiment in Cheshire for service in Ireland. ​He may have employed ​these troops ​in the reduction of the last North Welsh castles still in Royalist hands, such as Conway. ​
  
 In 1647 Jones was chosen to lead the Parliamentarian forces in Ireland, negotiations with Ormond allowed him to lead his regiment to occupy Dublin. In the August Jones defeated the Irish Confederate general Thomas Preston at Dungan’s Hill. There is a mention of a troop of Jones’ involved in suppressing the North Wales rising of 1648.  In 1647 Jones was chosen to lead the Parliamentarian forces in Ireland, negotiations with Ormond allowed him to lead his regiment to occupy Dublin. In the August Jones defeated the Irish Confederate general Thomas Preston at Dungan’s Hill. There is a mention of a troop of Jones’ involved in suppressing the North Wales rising of 1648.