Colonel Francis Trafford’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1639 to 1640
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeDragoons
ColonelFrancis Trafford
Area RaisedCumberland
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Field ArmiesCharles 1639

English regiment of dragoons that served in the First and Second Bishops’ Wars

Service History

1639

  • Raised
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law

1640

Notes

Included 200 tenants of the Earl of Northumberland. It was planned to raise another 400 dragoons from Cumberland. 1).

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Francis Trafford

Strength

  • May 1639: 600 men in six companies 2)
  • 1640: 600 men

See Also

1) The Bishops’ Wars, Charles I’s campaigns against Scotland 1638-1640. Mark Charles Fissel, Cambridge University Press 1994. ISBN 0 521 34520 0
2) 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