Lieutenant General Goring’s Troop of Horse

ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
CaptainGeorge Goring
Area Raised
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Field Armies1639

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

Service History


  • Raised
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • May: Skirmish across the Tweed
  • June: Retire from Kelso
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law


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.

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Notable Officers

George Goring


  • 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: Date accessed: 24 June 2014