Col. John Buller’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1646 to 1651
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
Parliamentarian
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
Third Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelJohn Buller
Area RaisedEngland?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesInchiquin 1647 - 1649

At least partially English raised dragoons serving under Inchiquin

Service History

1646

  • June: 200 dragoons ordered raised
  • August: Unit in Munster

1647

  • September: Order for the unit to be made up to a regiment of five to six hundred if thought fit.1)

1648

1649

  • Regiment serving with Inchiquin for the Royalists

1650

1651

  • January: Regiment on board ship to be sent to the Scilly Isles2)
  • April to May: Parliamentarians attack and capture the Scilly Isles

Notes

The unit's origins lie in two troops of Dragoon raised for Major General Jephson whilst he was raising his horse regiment in England in 1646, but the unit always seems to have been under the command of Col. Buller.

Flags & Equipment

Having arived in Ireland in August 1646 the unit was described as needing “clothes, arms, saddles and bridles”.3) The lack of horse gear does not seem to have been made up until at least the following April.4)

Notable Officers

John Buller

Officer Lists

16475)

  • Colonel John Buller
    • Captain Lieutenant Thomas Detinch
  • Captain Jonathon Grove

16496)

  • Colonel John Buller
  • Major Jonathon Grove
  • Captain Arnold
  • Captain Ainex
  • Captain Spring

16517)

  • Colonel John Buller
  • Major Hardcastle

Strength

  • 19/08/47 108 men + officers
  • 1649: 143 men + officers

See Also

1) , 4) HMC Egmont Mss Vol1 p388
2) HMC Ormonde Mss Vol1 pp237-8
3) HMC Egmont Mss Vol1 p305
5) N.A. SP28/47/178,251,267
6) HMC Ormonde Mss vol 1 pp215,220
7) HMC Ormonde Mss vol 1 pp237-8