Colonel Christopher Barnwall’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1641-1642
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelChristopher Barnwall
Area RaisedLouth
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Irish Catholic Confederate Regiment of foot

Service History


  • November: Raised


  • May: Siege of King John's Castle Limerick?
  • May: Barnwall a prisoner by this time


At a meeting of the gentry and freeholders of the county of Louth on November 1st 1641, held with representatives of the Ulster rebells, it was agreed to raise a regiment of foot. Officers were appointed at a second meeting a few days later. Barnwall was made Colonel although he was apparently the third choice after the Lord of Louth [Oliver Plunkett 6th Baron Louth?] and Sir Christopher Bellew. By May 1642 Barnwall was in the custody of the Dublin authorities.

Barnwall was at the siege of King John's Castle

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Notable Officers

Christopher Barnwall

of Rathescar

Officer List

  • Colonel Christopher Barnwall
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bartholemew Saint Lawrence (of Crustowne)
  • Major William Warren (of Cashelstowne)
  • Captain Stephen Dowdell (of Killellie)
  • Captain William Plunkett (of Bewley)
  • Captain Stephen Clynton (of Porte. May be the same man as “one Clinton” who was lieutenant to Sir Christopher Bellew and brought a company with him)
  • Captain John Varden (of Clonmoore)
  • Captain Ihon Babe [or Bale] (of Darver)
  • Captain Walter Whyte (of Balreyen)
  • Captain Patrick Garland (of the Water)
  • Captain Henry Garnan (of Myltowne)
  • Captain John Bellew (of Willestowne)
  • Captain Ihon Stanley (of Marlestowne)


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