Somerset Trained Bands

The Somerset Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 4,000 men armed with 2,403 muskets and 1,597 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 82 cuirassiers and 218 harquebusiers.

Edmund (or Edward) Dyer of Sharpham Park was a Lieutenant Colonel of the Somerset Trained Band horse. He was captured by Parliament at the fall of Bridgewater.