Sir Francis Wortley’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelSir Francis Wortley
Dudley Dudley
Area Raised
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Later Colonel Dud Dudley’s Regiment of Dragoons

Royalist regiment of dragoons serving in the Severn Valley and the North

Service History

1643

  • May: Besieged in Worcester?
  • November: Taking of Leek

1644

  • June: Besieged at Wortley Hall?

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Francis Wortley

Sir Francis Wortley was briefly famous as the first Royalist to draw his sword for the King, in April 1642. He was captured in 1644 and remained as a prisoner in London until his death in 1652. His son, another Francis Wortley, also served the King as a colonel until surrendering in 16451).

Colonel Dudley “Dud” Dudley

Previously officer in Wortley's horse.

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