Sir Gilbert Houghton’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1642-45
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelSir Gilbert Houghton
Area RaisedLancashire
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Served as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire during the First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • September: Siege of Manchester?
  • November: Skirmish on Hinfield Moor
  • December: Skirmish at Houghton Common
  • December: Repulsed from Blackburn
  • December: Battle of Chowbent?

1643

  • January: Stormed at Preston
  • February: Stormed at Preston
  • February: Besieged at Houghton Tower
  • February: Repulsed from Bolton
  • February: Besieged at Lancaster
  • March: Taking of Lancaster
  • March: Storm of Preston
  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey

1644

  • August to May 1645: Besieged in Greenhalgh Castle?

Notes

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Notable Officers

Sir Gilbert Houghton

Strength

See Also

Houghton's forces are re-enacted by Sir Gilbert Houghton's Companie of Foote of the Sealed Knot.