Lincoln Trained Bands

The Lincoln Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 1,800 men armed with 1,080 muskets and 720 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 230 horse.

In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: Lincoln 200. to be shipt the tenth of June at Grimsby, to be at the General Rendezvouz the twenty ninth of May, to march thence the ninth of June.1).

In 1642 they were mobilised by Lord Willoughby of Parham to seize the county magazine on behalf of Parliament.

In June 1646 the Lincolnshire militia were to reduce 2 regiments into one and provide the remainder of the men to serve in Ireland2)

In August 1651 the Lincolnshire militia were ordered to rendezvous at Northampton, then were ordered on to Madresfield.