Sir William Constable’s Regiment of Dragoons

Later Sir William Fairfax's, then Colonel Thomas Morgan's Regiment of Dragoons

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir William Constable
Sir William Fairfax
Thomas Morgan
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Field ArmiesFairfax 1642-5
Poyntz 1645

Parliamentarian regiment of dragoons serving with Lord Fairfax’s army of the Northern Association

Service History


  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor?
  • October: Battle of Winceby


  • January: Skirmish at Delamere
  • January: Battle of Nantwich
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • October: Skirmish at Halton


  • January to December: Siege of Lathom House?
  • March: Battle of Pontefract


A certificate of service for Captain John Gorge from Sir William Constable suggests that this unit was commanded first by Sir William Constable then by Sir William Fairfax before passing to Morgan.1). Morgan first served as a captain of dragoons until promoted to Major after Nantwich, and later to colonel.


Notable Officers

Sir William Constable

Sir William Constable was MP for Knaresborough and brother-in-law of Lord Fairfax.

Sir William Fairfax

Killed at Montgomery in 1644.

Colonel Thomas Morgan

Thomas Morgan went on to become governor of Gloucester and later led Protectorate forces in Flanders.

Officer List


Initially probably a single troop

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/247/Pt3/64
2) , 3) N.A. SP28/253B/pt2/41
4) N.A. SP28/247/Pt3/64,66