Sir John Mallory’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Mallory
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison
Newcastle 1644

Royalist Regiment of Horse initially serving as garrison of Skipton Castle before being absorbed into Newcastle's field army in January 1644

Service History


  • March to April: Siege of Thornton (2 troops)
  • April: Skirmish at Skipton (2 troops)
  • May: Skirmish at Gargrave
  • May: Skirmish at Cawder (1 troop)
  • July: Taking of Thornton
  • July: Loss of Thornton
  • November: Skirmish at Airton


  • January: Both troops join Newcastle's field army, but new recruiting provides some cavalry for the garrison of Skipton
  • September: Skirmish at Ripon
  • November: Skirmish at Helmsley


  • February: Skirmish at Keighley
  • May: Relief of Greenhalgh Castle
  • August: Besieged at Skipton Castle
  • November to December: Besieged at Skipton Castle



Notable Officers

Sir John Mallory

Sir John Mallory was governor of Skipton Castle.

List of Officers

  • Captain Richard Gledhill of Barkisland
  • Lieutenant George Davison from Durham


Two troops, each consisting of 60 men 1), although both these troops were to join Newcastle's army in January 1644; further recruitment provided some cavalry for the garrison

See Also

1) Skipton Castle in the Great Civil War 1642-1645, Richard T Spence 1991, Skipton Castle ISBN:0950697516