Sir Robert Strickland’s Regiment of Yorkshire Trained Bands

Active1642-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Bishops' War?
Second Bishops' War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Robert Strickland
Area RaisedYorkshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesCharles 1642
Newcastle 1643
Belasyse 1644

Regiment of foot of the Yorkshire Trained Bands, supporting the Royalists in the First Civil War

Service History

1638

  • Strickland commissioned Colonel of a North Riding of Yorkshire Trained Band

1639

1640

  • Strickland commissioned to march his Trained Band regiment to Newcastle by the Earl of Northumberland

1642

  • June: March to York to support the King
  • July: First siege of Hull

1643

  • September to October: Second siege of Hull

1644

  • March: Repulsed from Bradford
  • April: Battle of Selby
  • April to July: Besieged in York

Notes

A North Riding of Yorkshire Trained Band, they marched to support the King at York in 1642, led by Edward Duncombe who was swiftly knighted. Strickland followed on, while Duncombe raised a volunteer regiment, Sir Edward Duncombe’s Regiment of Dragoons prior to Edgehill. The remnants of the regiment might have been combined into Lord Belasyse’s (Northern) Regiment of Foot after Selby, and stayed in York rather than fighting at Marston Moor?

Flags

Notable Officers

Sir Robert Strickland

Strength

  • 1638: 900 men

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