Colonel Turlough MacHenry O’Neill of the Fews' Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1650
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelTurlough MacHenry O’Neill
Area RaisedArmagh
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOwen Roe O’Neill 1642-6
Munster 1649

Irish Catholic Confederation regiment of foot fighting at Benburb

Service History

1642

  • Raised in County Armagh

1643

1644

1645

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb

1647

1648

1649

  • April: Mustered with the Munster army at Polmonnty

1650

  • January: Mustered at Clonmel
  • April to May: Besieged at Clonmel

Notes

Appear in the Munster army in 1649, unless there was another Turlough MacHenry O'Neill

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Equipped with pikes and muskets in 1649-50, still including a few calivers in 1649 at least.

Notable Officers

Turlough MacHenry O’Neill of the Fews

Strength

Mustered April 16491).

  • Captaine Art O'Donnell's company: captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 25 shot and calivers unfixed not fit for service, 25 pikes not fit for service. In all : 50.
  • Captaine Murphye's company : captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 serjeants, 16 musketts and calivers, 30 pikes. In all : 48.
  • Major Phelim O'Neill's company : lieutenant, ensigne, 2 sarjeants, 36 muskets, 15 pikes. In all : 53.
  • Captaine Owen O'Hanraghty his company: captaine, lieutenant ensigne, 2 serjeants, 16 musketts, 18 pikes. In all 36
  • Captaine Towell MeDonnell's company : captain, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 serjeante, 27 musketts, 30 pikes. In all : 59.
  • Captaine Rory McDonnell's company: captaine, lieutenant, ensigne, 2 serjeants, 30 musketts, 34 pikes. In all : 67.

The whole number, 300.

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

  • Captain Edmond mc Ardles company, consistinge of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, one Drume, 3 Corporalls, 16 musketteers, 2 pick[men], 2 unarmed, present ; 6 absent in by garrisons, 2 sick, by the chaplins certificat, and 2 guardinge of beeues for the garrisons use.
  • Captain Roger mc Donells company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, present; one Ensigne, sick in garrisone ; two sargents present; 3 corporalls, 16 musketteers, and 21 pickmen present; 4 sick, one unarmed, and 8 absent, whereof 7 in by garrisons and one guardinge of beeues for the said garrison.
  • Captain Edmond OHanlons company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, one Sargent, 2 corporalls, 15 musketteers, 11 pick[men] present; 2 sick, by certificat from the Chapline, and one Sargent with 4 souldiours in by garrisons, and 3 souldiours after muster produced by the Captain upon reputacion.
  • Captain Twoell mc Donells company, consisting of Captain, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 14 Musketteers, 11 pick[men], and 2 unarmed, present ; 4 sicke and the Lieutenant with 9 souldiours in by garrisons and with the Captains horses 2 absent.
  • Captain Fardorcho OHanlons company, consistinge of Captain, Lieutenant, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 8 Musketteers, and 17 pick[men] , present ; 5 souldiours in castles abroade, 2 wounded, one absent; the Ensigne and 4 souldiours sick in the quarters.
  • Captain Art mc Donells company, consisting of Captain, Ensigne, sicke ; 2 Sargents, 2 Corporalls, 7 Musketteers, and 14 pick[men] present ; the Lieutenant, one Corporall, and 4 souldiours, in a castle abroade, and 4 souldiours sicke, by certificat from the Chapline.
  • Captaine Donell O'Neills company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant. Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 13 musketteers, and 13 pick[men], present; 5 souldiours in by garrisons, 2 sick by certificat as aboue said.
  • Captain Breyne O'Neills company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, 2 Sargents, one Corporall, 17 Musketteers, and 4 pick[men], present; 3 souldiours in by garrisons, two imployed to guard the Collonells baggadge, one Corporall and 5 souldiours by the Captain sent to Kilkenny for armes, the Ensigne and 2 souldiours sicke by certificat.
  • Captain Owene OHanraties company, consisting of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensigne, 2 Sargents, 3 Corporalls, 9 Musketteers, 10 Pick[men], present; 3 sick by certificat, 4 souldiours in by garrisons, and 2 guardinge of the Collonells baggadge.

The whole number, 380.

  • Regimental Chaplin Fr. Dermot McTrenlamee (Anglicized 'Armstrong')
  • Quarter-master Murtagh McCann
  • Adjutant Brian Coyle
  • Surgeon Art McCormack

See Also

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