Colonel Philip O’Rely of Ballanecarrage’s Regiment of Foot

Active1641-1653
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelPhilip O’Rely
Area RaisedCavan
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOwen Roe O'Neill 1646

Irish Catholic Confederation regiment of foot based at Clough Oughter Castle

Service History

1641

  • November: The O' Reillys muster at Virginia (Co. Cavan)
  • November: Battle of Julianstown?

1642

1643

  • Garrison Clough Oughter Castle

1644

1645

1646

  • August: Listed in O'Neill's army
  • September: Apparently newly raised or re-raised1)

1647

1648

1649

1650

  • January: In garrison at Clonmel
  • April to May: Besieged at Clonmel

1651

1652

1653

  • April: Besieged and surrender at Clough Oughter Castle?

Notes

Not present at Benburb, unlike O'Rely's troop of horse2)

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Philip O’Rely of Ballanecarrge

Philip McHugh McShane O'Rely of Bellanacargy Castle. #

Strength

Mustered at Clonmel, 3 January 1650 (Ormonde Archives, Kilkenny Castle 1):

  • Lieutenant-Colonells company, consisting of Lieutenant, Ensigne, one Sargent, one Drume, 2 Corporalls, 8 musketteers, 12 pick[men], 7 unarmed present; one sargent and one souldiour sicke.
  • Major Phillip O Reillys company, consisting of Lieutenant, Ensigne, twoe Sargents, 2 Corporalls, 17 Musketteers, and 20 Pick [men], present; 3 sick and 7 unarmed.
  • Captain Breyne O Reillys company, consisting of Captain, absent by lysence from the Major-Generall O Neille, a Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 2 Corporalls, 5 Musketteers and 18 pick [men], present; three sick and 8 unarmed.
  • Captain John O Reillys company, consisting of Captain, absent, the Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 3 Corporalls, 9 musketteers 15 picke[men], and 7 unarmed men, present ; besides 5 souldiours that are in by garrisons and 4 sicke.
  • Captain Edmond Bradys company, consistinge of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 3 Corporalls, 3 Musketteers, 32 Pick [men], and 5 unarmed men, present ; 12 more sicke not inlisted but certified after the muster daie by seuerall patrons.
  • Captain Mills Reillys company, consistinge of Captain, wounded, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Corporall, one Drume, 8 Musketteers, 22 Pick [men], and 4 unarmed, present ; one Corporall, sick, 6 souldiours in by garrisons, and 2 souldiours prisoners in Passage, as the Captain affirmeth upon reputacion.
  • Captain Shane Oge O Reillys company, consistinge of Captain, absent, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 2 Corporalls, 9 Musketteers, tenn Pick[men], and foure unarmed, present; 4 sick by certificat, and 7 in by garrisons.
  • Captain Mylmore Me Edmond O Reillys company, consisting of Captain, absent, Lieutenant, Ensigne, one Sargent, 2 Corporalls, 11 Musketteers, and 20 Pick[men], present; one sick and 5 unarmed.
  • Captain Mylmore Me Hugh O Reillys company, consisting of Captain, absent, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 3 Corporalls, 3 Musketteers, and 27 Pickmen, present ; 8 sick, and 8 unarmed.
  • Captain Daniell Bradys company, consisting of Captain, absent by lysence from the Major-Generall Neille, Lieutenant, Ensigne, and 2 Sargents, one Drume, two Corporalls, 6 Musketters, 5 Pick[men], and 12 unarmed men, present; 6 more after muster produced upon reputacion of the officers in cheefe not mustered before.
  • Captaine Phillip Gawne his company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 2 Corporalls, 16 Musketteers, 19 Pick[men], and 2 unarmed present ; and 7 sicke.
  • Captain Caheire Oge O Reillys company, consisting of Captain, absent, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 2 Corporalls, one Drume, 11 Musketteers, 20 pick[men], 15 unarmed, and one sicke.
  • Captain Phillip Me Mylmore O Reillys company, consistinge of Captain, absent, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 2 Corporalls, one Drume, 19 Musketteers, 29 pick[men], and 6 unarmed, present, together with 5 sick souldiours.
  • Captain Owen Mc Cabes company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 8 Musketteers, 3 1 Pickmen, and 5 vnarmed, present; 7 sick by certificat, and 7 more unlisted that are in by garrisons.
  • Captain Nicholas Farralls company, consistinge of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 9 Musketteers, 36 Pickmen, and 9 unarmed souldiors, present; one drume, and six sick souldiours.
  • Captain Coochonaght Mc Kearnans company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, one Sargent, one drume, three Corporalls, 13 Musketteers 35 pick[men], and 8 unarmed men, present ; 6 sick by certificat, and one Sargent prisoner with the enemy, as the Captain protesteth.
  • Captain John Bradys company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 3 Corporalls, 15 Musketteers, 24 Pickmen, and 13 unarmed present ; together with flue in garrison.

See Also

1) , 2) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.