Captain Francis Langley’s Company of Firelocks

Active1642-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceProtestant
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
CaptainFrancis Langley
Area RaisedEngland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmonde 1642-3
Byron 1643-4

Firelocks serving in Ireland that returned to Britain in late 1643 and briefly fought for the Royalists

Service History

1642

  • Spring: Raised in England
  • March: Shipped to Dublin
  • Serving in Ormonde's Leinster army

1643

  • 16 November: Returned to Mostyn, Flintshire from Leinster

1644

  • January: Siege of Nantwich
  • January: Battle of Nantwich

Notes

Initially appear to have been attached to the Lord Lieutenant General’s Regiment of Foot1). Do not appear to have survived as a unit after their defeat at Nantwich, perhaps joining the Parliamentarians.

Flags and Equipment

Equipped with Firelock muskets

Notable Officers

Captain Francis Langley

Strength

  • 1642: 100 men2)
  • November 1643: 50 men shipped to Flintshire

See Also

1) An English army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde