Colonel Lawrence Crawford’s Regiment of Foot

Active1641 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelLawrence Crawford
Area RaisedIreland
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmonde

Regiment of foot serving with Ormonde’s Leinster army during the Confederate War

Service History

1641

  • December: Mustered

1642

  • May: Crawford's company in garrison at Dublin

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is also shown in An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press.

Lawrence Crawford

Lawrence Crawford defected to the Parliamentarians at the Cessation, becoming Major General of Manchester's Eastern Association.

Officer List

1641

9 December, 1641. Mustred of Colonell Crafford's regiment the foote companies ensuing, viz. Natives.1)

  • 10. Captain Abraham Rickesey's, besides officers, 100, wherof Papists 4.
  • 5. Captain John Dunbarr, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 24. Captain Jernegan Davy, 100 „ Papists 6.
  • 8. Captain William Hamilton, 100 „ Papists 4.
  • 6. Captain George Huitson, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 30. Captain George Savill, 100 „ Papists 9.
  • 25. Captain Phillip Fearnely, 100 „ Papists 5.
  • 13. Captain Thomas Gascoyne, 100 „ Papists 10.
  • 4. Captain Balthasar Cremer, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 9. Captain Robert Brereton, 100 „ noe Papists.

1641-2

Collonell Craford's regiment2)

  • Colonel Lawrence Craford
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sterling
  • Serjeant Major Francis Willoughby
  • Captain Phillip Fernely
  • Captain Abraham Rickesies
  • Captain Nicholas Herle
  • Captain John Dunbar
  • Captain Ralfe Gee
  • Captain Hugh Sterling
  • Captain Thomas Graham.

1642

  • Colonell Crawford :—Lieutenant- Colonel Sterling, Sergeant-Major Willoughby. Captains: Herle, Fernsley, Rickesies, Hewitson, Dunbarr, Cremar, Davy, Brereton, Hamilton, Gascoigne, Sterling.

Strength

  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men3)

Mustered 3rd May 1642

Colonell Craford's regiment4).

  • His own company :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 35 ; musketts, 64 = 106. Absent: sicke, 5. In all, 111.

Only Crawford's own company appears to have been in Dublin garrison at the time.

Mustered 29th November 1642

Colonell Crafford's regiment :—

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sterling, 90
  • Captaine Hugh Sterling, 78
  • Captaine Gee, 60
  • Captaine Ferneley, 85
  • Captaine Culme, 50
  • Total = 363.

Mustered 1642

  • Collonell Crawford, 100
  • Lieutenant-Collonell Sterling, 80
  • Major Bayly, 70
  • Captain Ferneley, 60
  • Captain Cullam, 60
  • Sir Thomas Merridith, 60
  • Captaine Carnbell, 60
  • Total = 490.
  • Absent companies: Captaine Dunbarr, Captaine Mayart.

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. p230
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
3) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press
4) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p134