Lieutenant General Goring’s Troop of Horse

Active1639
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
CaptainGeorge Goring
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
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • May: Skirmish across the Tweed
  • June: Retire from Kelso
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

Notes

On the 19th May, a 'Colonel' Garrald, apparently of Goring's horse, made a solo foray across the Tweed into Scots territory. Captain Price of Goring's horse led about a dozen men in search of him who encountered a body of 20 to 30 Scots horse. One Scot and one Englishman were wounded after a discharge of pistols and both sides retreated with their wounded. Apologies were exchanged between Holland and Home regarding the unfortunate incident.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

George Goring

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