Sir James Preston’s Troop of Horse

Active 1649
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainSir James Preston
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Troop of Irish Royalist horse in garrison during Cromwell’s storm of Drogheda in 1649

Service History

1649

  • September: Besieged at Drogheda

Notes

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir James Preston

Officer List

Strength

  • A single troop of 41 men in all with; Major, Lieutenant, Cornet, Quartermaster, 2 corporals, a trumpeter and 34 trooper1)

See Also

1) Gilbert. A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland. Vol 2 p496