The Earl of Essex’s Troop of Horse

Active1639
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Essex
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639

English cavalry troop that was raised for the First Bishops’ War of 1639

Service History

1639

  • Raised
  • April: Reinforce Berwick garrison?
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

Notes

Essex reinforced Berwick in the April, unsure whether his troop accompanied him.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Essex

Strength

  • May 1639: 100 men 1)

See Also

1) Rushworth's 'Historical Collections: 1639, March-June', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 885-946. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74912 Date accessed: 24 June 2014