Sir John Ramsden’s Regiment of Yorkshire Trained Bands

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Ramsden
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Field ArmiesBelasyse 1644

Yorkshire Trained Band regiment of foot supporting the Royalists

Service History

1644

  • March: Repulsed from Bradford
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • July: Garrison of York during Marston Moor?
  • July: Besieged in York
  • December to March 1645: Besieged at Pontefract

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Notable Officers

Sir John Ramsden

Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1626 and MP for Pontefract. He was taken prisoner at Selby in 1644 but exchanged later in the year and went to Pontefract Castle. He survived the first two sieges and helped negotiate the surrender of Pontefract in July 1645 even though he was “in the gout”. Killed during the siege of Newark 1646.

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