Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642-1643
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelSir Edward Duncombe
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-3

Northern dragoon regiment, one of the first raised for the Royalists, fought as part of the Oxford army at Edgehill and in 1643

Service History

1642

  • July: Siege of Hull?
  • October: Quartered at Wenlock
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • 9th December: Quartered at Faringdon
  • December: Detachment captured at Farnham Castle

1643

  • 2nd February: Storm of Cirencester
  • April: Battle of Caversham Briddge?
  • June: Skirmish at Chinnor
  • June: Battle of Chalgrove Field
  • June: Raid on West Wycombe

Notable Officers

Sir Edward Duncombe

Duncombe led Sir Robert Strickland’s Regiment of Yorkshire Trained Bands to support the King at York in 1642. He then raised Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Dragoons that fought at Edgehill and with the Oxford army in 1643. Duncombe returned to Yorkshire in 1643 where he raised a regiment of horse, Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Horse, but it fell apart due to lack of pay and by May 1644 Duncombe had surrendered to Parliament1).

Strength

See Also

1) The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6 P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2