Sir Robert Monro’s Troop of Horse

Active1643 to 1650
CountryIreland
Scotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Robert Monro
Area RaisedUlster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMonro

Covenanter troop of horse of Monro’s army serving in Ireland

Service History

1643

  • Raised with New Scots officers and Ulster men for the Scots Ulster Army after the Cessation1)

1644

  • May: Seizure of Belfast?
  • July: Repulsed from Newry?
  • July: Taking of Kells?
  • August: Skirmish at the River Bann (Dromore)
  • August to September: Standoff at Charlemont?
  • September: Skirmish at Blackwaterford?
  • September: Return to quarters at Islandmagee

1646

  • January: Order to disband by the English Parliament ignored
  • June: Skirmish with Irish horse prior to Benburb
  • June: Battle of Benburb

1648

  • September: Serving with George Monro or at the loss of Carrickfergus?

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194

Raised from the settlers of Ulster. Shown as ? where Monro was present

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Robert Monro

Strength

A single troop

See Also

1) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.