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Colonel Francis Trafford’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelFrancis Trafford
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLangdale 45?

Royalist regiment of horse perhaps serving under Langdale in 1645

Service History


  • May: Storm of Leicester?
  • June: Battle of Naseby?


Probably part of the Northern Horse

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Colonel Francis Traffords Regiment of Horse

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Morley Ment. I.O.

Sargeant Major Godfrey Dennis I.O. Yorks. Sargeant Major Christopher Hildyard

Captain Lieutenant George Thimbleby I.O. Yorks.

Captain Hillyard Ment. I.O. Captain Richard Hunter I.O. Yorks. Captain Edward Wyvall I.O. Cumb.

Lieutenant John Errington I.O. L + W to Capt. Wyvall

Cornet John Hall I.O. L + W to Sgnt. Maj. Dennis Cornet Thomas Lowther I.O. Cumb. to Capt. Wyvall Cornet Cuthbert Morley to Lt. Col. Morley

Quartermaster Phillip Herbert I.O. Yorks. to Capt. Hillyard Quartermaster Charles Jackson I.O. Yorks. to Lt. Col. Morley Pass from Fer.Fairfax for Sargeant Major Christopher Hildyard (of Rooth,Yorks.) to pass to Rooth. 16.7.1644 Probably the same man as Captain Hillyard

Cuthbert Morley Cornet to Lieutenant Colonel Morley in my Regiment. Signed Francis Trafford.

In 1643 he was taken prisoner to Hull and exchanged by Sir Thomas Glenham,Governor of York.

E.78.14The kingdomes weekly intelligencer 5-13.12.1643 'Collonel Trafford a Papist (one much relied on at Court to settle the Protestant Religion) is come into the East Riding of Yorkshire,and by his letters stiles himselfe,Generall of the East Riding,but Sir William Constable and Sir John Meldrum are gone from Hull with a party to meet him'.

E.49.26 Late May 1644

Sallied out of Danby and Mougrave (Mulgrave) Castles in Cleveland and fell upon some Scots horse quartered at Northallerton but were resisted and 17 men slain.

n.b The Castle was surrendered in 1645 by Captain Zachary Steward.

There are no military references in the Parish records at Danby and the records in Northallerton are blank during the Civil War.

Francis Trafford


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