Colonel Francis Baker’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643?
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelFrancis Baker
Area RaisedShropshire?
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Obscure Royalist dragoons probably from Shropshire

Service History

1643

  • Baker commissioned to raise a regiment of 1200 foot and dragoons
  • Garrison Bishop's Castle?

Notes

Possibly from Shropshire? SEE BLACKS DOCQUETS. February 1643 commissioned to raise a Regiment of 1200 Foot and Dragoons. Possbly in Bishop[s Castle see Add. Mss. 18981 f.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Francis Baker

Officer List

  • Colonel Francis Baker
  • Captain Thomas Beck I.O. L + W Foot and Dragoons
  • Quartermaster John Compton I.O. Salop.

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Strength

  • 1200 intended to be raised but very unlikely to have materialized

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