Earl of Derby’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-3
1651
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Derby
Area RaisedLancashire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesDerby 1642-3

Royalist horse under the command of the Earl of Derby, there’s some uncertainty as to whether this was a separate unit or if mentions refer to other horse regiments of Derby’s army

Service History

1642

  • July: Fracas at Manchester?
  • September: Siege of Manchester?
  • December: Battle of Chowbent?

1651

  • Raised anew in the Isle of Man and Lancashire
  • August: Battle of Wigan Lane )1)

Notes

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Derby

Strength

  • 1651: Derby shipped 60 horse from the Isle of Man before recruiting in Lancashire

See Also

1) Terribly Obscure Battles of the English Civil War 1. Wigan Lane, 25th August 1651 by Stuart Reid in English Civil War Notes and Queries Issue 1, pp 3-4, Eds. David Ryan & Hawk Norton, Jan 1984