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Colonel Richard O’Farrell’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelRichard O’Farrell
Area RaisedLongford
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesO’Neill 1646

Irish Catholic Confederation regiment of foot also known as the Longford Regiment

Service History

1643

  • March: Farrell returns to Ireland from the Continent
  • August: Battle of Portlester

1644

1645

  • Farrell commissioned Colonel of foot by Owen Roe O'Neill

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb right wing

1647

1648

1649

  • November: Besieged at Waterford?
  • December: Skirmish at Passage Fort?

1650

  • June: Battle of Scarrifhollis?

1652

Notes

Farrell's regiment were credited with routing Lord Blayney’s Regiment of Foot at Benburb, defeating Monro's left wing.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

In March 1643 Farrell returned from foreign service bringing arms for a regiment.

Notable Officers

Richard O’Farrell

O'Farrell, or simply Farrell, previously served in O'Neill's regiment on the continent, but returned later to Ireland.

Strength

Mustered at “Waterford, the 24th of January, 1650:

  • Maior Farrall's company: Maior, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Drume, 1; Corp[oralls], 2; M[usquetts], 21; Pikes, 14; Sick, upon oath, 3.
  • Captaine Bryen ORourk: Captaine, 1; Liuetennant, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Drume, 1; Corporalls, 1; M[usquetts], 34; Pikes, 10; Ab[sent], by certificate, 3; Sick, by certificate, 2.
  • Captaine Nangle: Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 1; Corp[oral], 1; M[usquetts], 4; Pikes, 9; Sick, vpon oath, 1.
  • Captaine Fergus Farrall: Captaine, 1; Liuetennant, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Corp[orals], 2; M[usquetts], 18; Pikes, 17; Unarmed, 1; Sick, vpon oath, 3.
  • Captaine Michaell Farrall: Captaine, 1; Liuetennant, 1; Seriants, 2; Corporalls, 3; Drume, 1; M[usquetts], 19; Pikes, 14, Sick, vppon oath, 2.
  • Captaine Richard Farrall: Liuetennant, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Corporalls, 2; M[usquetts], 7; Pikes, 14; Sick, vppon oathe, 2.
  • Captaine Walter Phillips: Captaine, 1; Liuettennant, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Drume, 1; Corporalls, 3; Mfusquetts], 27; Pikes, 22.
  • Captaine Connell Farrall: Captaine, 1; Seriants, 1; Corporalls, 2; M[usquetts], 8; Pike 15.
  • Captaine Gerrald Farrall: Captaine, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Corporalls, 1; M[usquetts], 9; Pikes, 7; Sick, vpon oath, 1.
  • Captaine Hanly: Captaine, 1; Liuetenant, 1; Seriants, 1; Corporalls, 2; M[usquetts], 13; P[ikes], 17; Sick, vpon oath, 2; Corporall, sick, 1.
  • Captaine Charles Reynolds : Captaine, 1; Liuetennant, 1; Ensigne, 1; Seriants, 2; Corporalls, 3; M[usquetts], 14; Pikes, 28; Sicke, by certificate, 9.

Absent at Ballyhack, by certificate from the Liuetenant-Generall, from all the Regiment, 12.

Staffe Officers:

  • Chapline-Maior, 1
  • Adiudant-Generall, 1
  • Chirurgion, 1
  • Mate, 1
  • Adiudant, 1
  • Quartermaster, 1

Liuctennant-Gennerall Richard Farralls regiment, including seriants, corporalls, drumes, and common souldiers, doe amount in all unto 430.

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