Sir Thomas Fairfax’s Yorkshire Trained Band Troop of Dragoons

Active1639
CountryEngland
AllegianceEnglish
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeDragoons
CaptainSir Thomas Fairfax
Area RaisedYorkshire
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Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies1639

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

Service History

1639

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

Notes

Apparently the Yorkshire Trained Bands had recruited additional dragoons, as they only had 35 in 1638.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Fairfax

Strength

  • May 1639: 160 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