Colonel John Errington’s Troop of Dragoons

ConflictsFirst Civil War
Colonel John Errington
Area RaisedNorth
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Field ArmiesBelasyse 1644

Royalist dragoons fighting in Yorkshire and perhaps with the Northern Horse

Service History


  • April: Battle of Selby


  • February: Battle of Melton Mowbray?
  • March: Battle of Pontefract?
  • May: Storm of Leicester?
  • June: Battle of Naseby?


Likely an additional troop attached to Colonel John Errington’s Regiment of Horse

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Colonel John Erringtons Regiment of Horse

Colonel John Errington

Lieutenant Colonel David Errington (1)

Sargeant Major

Captain Lieutenant Thomas Middleton I.O. Yorks.

Captain Francis Ashly Ment. I.O. Captain John Errington I.O. Durham Captain Thomas Turner Ment. I.O.

Lieutenant Christopher Kirke (2) Lieutenant Samuel Leadham I.O. Durham to Capt. Turner Lieutenant John Middleton I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Ashly

Cornet Richard Wardell I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Lt. Midleton

Quartermaster Robert Emerson I.O. Durham Quartermaster John Ingledew I.O. Durham Quartermaster Michael Tayler I.O. Yorks.

(1) SP19.135.60 Sir John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse in the County of Nottingham Knight,aged about fifty yeares sworne and examined,to the third interrogatory he saith,that,Lt. Colonell David Errington quartered at Mansfield in the County of Nottingham in about November 1643 to collect assesments in the Wapentake of Broxtowe in the said County for the service of the Earle of Newcastles Army and continued at Mansfield in that Wapentake for the space of sixe weekes,as this deponent believes,and had then under his command then about four or five hundred horse,and this deponent further saith that a greate parte of the Earles of Newcastles Army were quartered about Mansfield and between Mansfield and Nottingham dureing that time,and that the whole County of Nottingham (the Castle of Nottingham onely excepted) were in the yeare 1643 in the power of the Kings partie,to the 4th and fifth interrogatory this deponent saith,that in the yeare 1642 hee was High Sheriffe of the County of Nottingham,and did execute that office accordinge to his patent…MORE P7210135 Note P7210140 mentions Lord Widdrington.Maybe his Horse Regiment connected to Erringtons.No actual confirmation that Errington was of John Erringtons Regiment.

(2) SP19.131.49 23 June An.Dom 1649 A charge exhibited against Christopher Hall of Hartburne Gent: by Robert Aiscough Gent Viz. That Christopher Hall of Hartburne in the County of Durham Gent did send first a mare into Col. Erringtons Troope,by his Cosin Christopher Kirke,and did afterwards upon the said Kirkes dislike, change the mare and give him a horse in the yeare 1642.

SP19.131.52 Robt. Meough Sworne & examined. In Februarie 1642(3) he came to his own home to furnish himself of ? And one Lt. Kirke who was under Co. John Errington that was a Col. Of the Kings partie and plundered ye deponents house.

John Errington


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