The Yeomanry

Captain of the Cheshire Yeomanry

The captain in question is Captain John Howard who commanded the Stockport Troop of the Cheshire Yeomanry. The painting is by Samuel Spode and was made into a print published in July 1833. The Stockport Troop remained independent from its raising in 1803 to 1876. Howard's uniform is hussar style and his charger which was called 'Charley' has a blue shabraque with red vandyke edging and the personalised front part embroidered with John Howard's initials. The rear part has King William IV's cypher. In the background can be seen officers with a trumpeter in red shako and shabraque, and white sheepskin cover.

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