Sir Thomas Tyldesley’s Regiment of Dragoons

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Tyldesley
Area RaisedLancashire
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Field ArmiesDerby 1643

Royalist dragoon regiment raised in Lancashire, possibly continuing after Whalley as part of Tyldesley’s Regiment of Horse

Service History


  • February: Stormed at Preston
  • February: Repulsed from Bolton
  • February: Loss of Lancaster
  • March: Storm of Lancaster
  • March: Storm of Preston
  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey?


  • July: Battle of Marston Moor?


Specific references to Tyldesley's dragoons dry up after Captain Blundell had his thigh bone shattered by a musket ball in the assault on Lancaster1), although Royalist Ordnance Papers mention that ten carbines were issued to Tyldesley's regiment of horse on 18th November 1643 and it is fair to assume that these were destined for the dragoons. Blundell, a noted Catholic, had been called before the Court of the Star Chamber for inciting rioting in 1624. Blundell was found guilty and ordered to pay heavy fines (he had incited another riot when bailiffs had attempted to collect a previous fine). In 1631 the King pardoned Blundell and reduced the fines to a manageable level 2).


Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Tyldesley

Officer List

  • William Blundell of Crosby was commissioned to be captain of a troop of dragoons 3).


See Also

1) The Finest Knight in England, Stuart Reid 1987, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525390
2) The Civil Wars In Lancashire 1640-1660, Stephen Bull 2009, Carnegie Publishing ISBN:978-1-85936-191-7
3) The Finest Knight in England, Stuart Reid 1987, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525390