Colonel Thomas Dalton’s Regiment of Horse

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelThomas Dalton
Area RaisedLancashire?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesDerby 1643

Royalist Regiment of horse serving in Lancashire, came South to the Oxford Army as part of the Queen’s convoy and probably reduced into Sir Thomas Tyldesley’s Regiment of Horse

Service History


  • April: Battle of Whalley Abbey?
  • July: Storm of Burton on Trent
  • Reduced into Sir Thomas Tyldesley’s Horse



According to Blount: Col. Tho: Dalton figured a Cloud whence streamed forth a Glory, and with it an armed hand and Sword, with this motto, EXORTUM EST IN TENEBRIS LUMEN RECTIS CORDE1). Whether he flew this cornet in his own regiment, Tyldesley's, or both, is unclear.

Notable Officers

Colonel Thomas Dalton

Became Lieutenant Colonel of Sir Thomas Tyldesley’s Regiment of Horse and was mortally wounded at 2nd Newbury, dying soon after at Marlborough.

Officer List

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

  • Colonel Thomas Dalton
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Hoghton (1) + ment. I.O.
  • Quartermaster Hugh Dicconson (1) + I.O. Lancs. to Lt. Col. Haughton

To type Jess21st 118 Shows Thomas Tyldesleys Regiments of Horse and Foot and Daltons Regiment to march to the northern partes dated 9th November 1643.

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '1642'

Dalton & Hoghton


Colonel Thomas Dalton was mortally wounded at 2nd Newbury and died at Marlborough, Wiltshire. Lieutenant Colonel William Hoghton was killed at 2nd Newbury

Thomas Dicconson

Lancashire Record Office QSP.424.3 Michalmas 1674

Thos. Dicconson of Charnock in the Parish of Standish hath served the Kings Majesty as a faithful souldier for severall yeares under the command of William Hoghton of Parbo being then Lieutenant Colonel of a Regiment and afterward under Sir Thomas Tyldesley and never deserted his Majestys cause.

Thomas Hoghton Edward Standish He surrendered at Newark as Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Dicconson

Also in Visitation of Lancashire 1664-5 William Hoghton of Park Hall is mentioned as Lieutenant Colonel to Thomas Dalton of Thurnham Co. Lancashire.

(1) D.D. An. 58/6b Hugh Dicconson Q.H. to L.C. Wm. Hoghton in Coll. Daltons Regiment.

* Haughton in I.O. * Dickenson

Clarke's Petition

Lancashire Record Office QSP.410.3 Epiphany 1673/4

“The humble petition of Thomas Clarke of Cockeram Co. Lancashire Sheweth whereas your poor petitioner having been a souldier in the service of his late majesty of blessed memory under the command of Collonel Thomas Dalton, of Thurnham in his own Troope, and that until the death of his said Collonel, then being by his commanders disbanded and having receaved (torn) hurt in the said service whereby he lost the use of two of his fingers he betooke himself to his native towne…”


See Also

1) The Art of making Devises 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655