Maj Gen Sydenham Poyntz’s Lifeguard of Horse

Active1645 to
ConflictsFirst Civil War
CaptainSydenham Poyntz
Area Raised
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Flag Design
Field ArmiesPoyntz 1645-6

Lifeguard troop of the General of the Northern Association in the late stages of the First Civil War

Service History


  • August: Siege of Skipton Castle?
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • November: Siege of Shelford House?
  • November: Siege of Wiverton Hall?
  • November: Siege of Bolton le Dale Castle?
  • November: Siege of Thurgarton Piory?
  • November to February 1646: Siege of Belvoir Castle?
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark?


A single troop composed mainly of 'reformados', officers currently lacking their own commands. Poyntz was present at the engagements mentioned above, so the presence of his Lifeguard troop appears likely.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sydenham Poyntz


Likely a single large troop

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