Sir Thomas Dacre’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1645?
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Thomas Dacre
Area RaisedCumberland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of horse remaining in Cumberland during the First Civil War

Service History


  • Raised in Cumberland



  • November: Dacre surrenders


Possibly one of the elusive Trained Bands of Horse?

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Dacre

Officer Lists

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

  • Colonel Sir Thomas Dacre
  • Captain George Skelton I.O. Cumberland
  • Cornet John Milburne I.O. Cumberland
  • Cornet John Nicholson I.O. Cumberland
  • Cornet Peter Winder I.O. Cumberland

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Dacre's petition

SP23.80.30 Extract. The humble petition of Sir Thomas Dacre of Lannercost in the County of Cumberland Humbly sheweth

That whereas your petitioner being in armes against the Parliament, for such his delinquency his estate is sequestred, and whereas your petitioner rendred himself into the obedience of this Parliament in November 1645 as appeares by a certificate hereunto annexed under the hands of the Committee in this County.

Red'd this 15th April 1647

George Skelton of Wetheral Abbey, Cumberland

None of the Cornets were brought before the Committee for Compounding or the Committee for Advance of Money


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