Sir Lodowick Dyer’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Lodowick Dyer
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Obscure Royalist regiment of horse perhaps at Oxford in 1643

Service History


  • October: Apparently around Oxford


A very shadowy unit, might not have existed as a regiment. Dyer is described as Captain of a troop by a Parliamentarian source. John Tapping claimed to be Major but in truth is noe soldier and had a reputation for robbery.

Perhaps linked to Colonel Edward Dyer's Regiment of Horse and / or Sir Edward Stawell’s Regiment of Horse

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Lodowick Dyer

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Lodowick Dyer
  • Sargeant Major John Tapping (2)
  • Captain Barnard Ment. I.O.
  • Lieutenant John Greaves I.O. Lincs. to Capt. Barnard
  • Lieutenant Nicholas Smith als Luke (1) to Captain Dyer

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

(1) Lt Smith

SP19.22.49 May 31st 1650 Informacion per Nicholas Luke, that Nicholas Smith alias Luke of Rickmansworth in the County of Hartford Gentwas in actuall armes against the Parliament for the late King as Lieutenant to Lodowick Dyer who was Captain of a Troop of Horse at Oxford in the sayd service of ye late King.

(2) Complaints against Tapping

Add. Mss. 18980 f 137 Extract. Edward Nicholas to Prince Rupert 31st October 1643 Oxford

May it Please your Highness, Complaints against John Tapping, claiming to be Sargeant Major to Sir Lodowick Dyer but in truth is noe soldier. He robs all men. His Majesty requests him to be apprehended.


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