Lord Wentworth’s Yorkshire Trained Band Troop of Horse

Active1639 to 1640
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
TypeHorse
CaptainLord Wentworth
Area RaisedYorkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639
Garrison

Yorkshire Trained Band cavalry troop that served in the First Bishops’ War of 1639 and in Berwick garrison in 1640

Service History

1639

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

1640

  • Garrison of Berwick

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Possibly wore cuirassier armour in 1639 as the Yorkshire Trained Bands held 365 sets in 1638. Described as carbines in 1640 1).

Notable Officers

Lord Wentworth

Strength

  • May 1639: 100 men 2)

See Also

1) The Bishops’ Wars, Charles I’s campaigns against Scotland 1638-1640. Mark Charles Fissel, Cambridge University Press 1994. ISBN 0 521 34520 0
2) 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