This is an old revision of the document!

Colonel James Ussher’s Regiment of Dragoons

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJames Ussher
Sir Henry Washington
Prince Maurice
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag ColourGreen & White?
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOxford 1642-3
Rupert 1644

Later Sir Henry Washington’s Regiment of Dragoons, also known as Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Dragoons

Regiment of dragoons that fought as part of the Oxford Army, on York March, then converted to a foot regiment in the garrison of Worcester

Service History


  • August: Repulse from Coventry
  • 23rd September: Battle of Powick Bridge
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill - Right flank
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • 5th December: Storm of Marlborough - Under Lord Wilmot
  • 9th December: Quartered at Burford


  • January: Skirmish at Burford?
  • 2nd February: Storm of Cirencester
  • April: Storm of Birmingham
  • April: Siege of Lichfield, Ussher killed
  • April: Battle of Caversham Bridge
  • June: Skirmish at Chinnor
  • June: Battle of Chalgrove Field
  • June: Raid on West Wycombe
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol - Part of Colonel Henry Wentworth's Brigade
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester


  • May: Storm of Stockport
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor - 500 men app.
  • September: Skirmish at Montgomery
  • September: Battle of Montgomery Castle


  • April: Storm of Ledbury
  • December: Skirmish at Abberley?


  • May to July: Besieged in Worcester


There is a history of the regiment online at Prince Maurice's Dragoones of the Sealed Knot.

The regiment converted from dragoons to foot when in garrison at Worcester.

Coats and Flags

Carried green and white flags when serving as a regiment of foot in 16451)

Issued 8 muskets and a dozen halberds in May 16432)

Notable Officers

James Ussher

Ussher was Anglo-Irish from Donnybrook, he served in the Bishops' Wars and was killed at Lichfield, 21st April 1643

Sir Henry Washington

Lieutenant-Colonel, commanded the regiment at Edgehill

Prince Maurice

Prince Maurice seems to have been honorary Colonel


See Also

The regiment is re-enacted by Prince Maurice's Dragoones, a regiment of the Sealed Knot.

1) , 2) Information kindly provided by BCW Wiki contributor 1642