Colonel John Butler’s Troop of Horse

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
ColonelJohn Butler
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCastlehaven 1644

Irish Catholic Confederation horse serving under Castlehaven in 1644

Service History

1642

  • Raised in Leinster

1643

1644

  • Serving under Castlehaven1)

Notes

Butler's troop was part of the 600 horse in 12 troops he led for the Leinster army in 1644

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Butler

John Butler was brother unto the Lord Viscount Mountgarrett.

Butler's brigade of horse in 1644

  • The said John Buttler, Collonell, 50 horse.
  • Lewes Moore,(Brother of Roger Moore) Captain, 49 horse.
  • David Chorne, (or Shorne, a German) Captain, 51 ,,
  • The Gennerall’s troope, 50 ,,
  • James Browne, Captain, 50 ,,
  • David Roch, Captain, 50 ,,
  • Edmond Fennell, Captain, 50 ,,
  • Patrick Purcell, Lieutennant—Generall, 50 ,,
  • Robert Dillon, Captain, 50 ,,
  • James Barnewall, Captain, 50 ,,
  • John Finglas, Captain, 50 ,,
  • And the other troope left to my Lord of Castlehaven’s nameing a Captain, 50 ,,

Strength

  • One troop of 50 horse in 1644

See Also

1) History of the Irish Confederation and the war in Ireland, 1641 [-1649] containing a narrative of affairs of Ireland, by Richard Bellings. With correspondence and documents of the confederation and of the administrators of the English government in Ireland, contemporary personal statements, memoirs, etc. Now for the first time published from original manuscripts. Ed. by John T. Gilbert.