Sir Richard Floyd’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643-1647
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelSir Richard Floyd
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Area RaisedNorth Wales
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Dragoon regiment in garrison at Holt Castle then later in Harlech Castle, the last garrison to fall in the First Civil War

Service History

1643

  • November: Defence of Holt Castle?

1644

1645

1646

  • Besieged at Holt Castle

1647

  • January: Surrender of Holt Castle
  • Besieged at Harlech Castle
  • March: Surrender of Harlech Castle

Notes

Harlech, The Castle of Lost Causes was the last mainland Royalist garrison to surrender at the end of the First Civil War, on the 16th of March 1647. By the time of the surrender the garrison consisted of 14 gentlemen and 28 common soldiers, who appear to have been the remnants of upto seven different regiments, including Floyd’s dragoons.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Richard Floyd

Sir Richard Floyd, not to be confused with Colonel Richard Floyd, a commander of dragoons in the 1648 North Welsh uprising.

Strength

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