Lord Clifford's Yorkshire Trained Band Troop of Horse

ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
CaptainLord Clifford
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639

Yorkshire Trained Band cavalry troop that served in the First Bishops’ War of 1639

Service History


  • Muster at York
  • May: March to the camp at Birks
  • June: Standoff between Birks and Duns Law


Flags & Equipment

Possibly wore cuirassier armour in 1639 as the Yorkshire Trained Bands held 365 sets in 1638.

Notable Officers

Lord Clifford

Henry Clifford, Lord Clifford was Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Northumberland until 1639 and of Westmorland until 1642. He secured Carlisle with 300 Trained Band men in early April 1639.


  • May 1639: 100 men 1)

See Also

1) Rushworth's 'Historical Collections: 1639, March-June', Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 3: 1639-40, pp. 885-946. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74912 Date accessed: 24 June 2014