Colonel Stephenson’s Regiment of Foot

Active 1649
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelStephenson
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMunster 1649

Irish Confederate foot of the Munster Army fighting alongside the Royalists in 1649

Service History

1649

  • April: Mustered at Polemonnty

Notes

Apparently this was a ‘double regiment’ organised into two battalions of 419 and 427 men respectively in 1649. Note the seventeen soldiers belonging to Colkitto in the second battalion – are these the last surviving Redshanks?

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Stephenson

Officer List

Strength

Mustered April 16491).

  • The collonell's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 serjeants, one drumme, 38 musketts, 24 pikes, sicke 11, absent 8. In all : 86.
  • Lieutenant-collonell Purcell’s company: captain, lieutenant, ensign, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 28 musketts, 28 pikes, 5 sicke ; absent, 2. In all : 69.
  • Captain Richard Stephenson's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 29 musketts, 20 pikes, 3 sick. In all : 58.
  • Captain Garrott FitzGrerrald's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne,. 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 30 muskets, 1 sick. In all : 47.
  • Captaine Aliexander Brett's company : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 24 musketts, 35 pikes ; sick, 5. In all : 70.
  • Captaine Morrish Harbert's company : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 38 musketts, 33 pikes, 12 sick. In all : 89.
  • Captaine John Oge FitzGerrald's company: captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 29 muskets, 36 pikes, 1 sick ; absent, 4. In all : 75.

The whole number, 419.—This regiment is well armed.

  • Major Carmuck's companys : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 37 armed with pikes. In all : 64. The rest ill-armed.1
  • Captaine Daniell O'Neill's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 31 musketts, 23 pikes. In all : 53.
  • Captaine Morrogh McSwynye's company : captain, lieutenant, ensign, 2 Serjeants, 25 musketts, 24 pikes, In all : 51.
  • Captaine Sowrley McDonnell's company : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 piper, 33 musketts, 32 pikes. In all : 68.
  • Captaine James Cambell's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 17 musketts, 31 pikes, never a good pike amongst them. There are seven unarmed men in the company.
  • Captain Doran's company: captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 1 drumme, 25 musketts, 40 pikes. In all : 68. The company is very ill-armed, [many] of the pikes unserviceable, many calivers unfixed.
  • Captain Galloghor's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 Serjeants, 16 muskets, 36 pikes. In all : 54. Never a good pike nor musket in this company.
  • Seaventeene souldiers belonging to Coolekittagh.
  • Captaine Madden's company : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, two Serjeants, 30 musketts, 15 pikes.

The whole number, 427.

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p200