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-|**Active**|1642 ​ to |+|**Active**|1642 to 1649|
 |**Country**|Ireland| |**Country**|Ireland|
 |**Allegiance**|Protestant| |**Allegiance**|Protestant|
 +| |Royalist|
 |**Conflicts**|Irish Confederate War| |**Conflicts**|Irish Confederate War|
-|**Type**|Foot| +|**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Lord Conway|  |**Colonel**|Lord Conway|
-|**Area Raised**| | +| |Lord Blayney| 
 +| |Lord Conway| 
 +|**Area Raised**|Lisnegarvey|
 |**Coat Colour**| |  |**Coat Colour**| |
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**| |  |**Flag Design**| |
-|**Field Armies**| |+|**Field Armies**|Laggan Army| 
 +| |Monro 1642| 
 +| |Monro 1646|
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-//Ulster protestant regiment of foot serving in the Confederate War// +//Ulster protestant regiment of foot serving in the Confederate War, fighting at Benburb// 
- + 
 +**Later Lord Blayney'​s Regiment of Foot** 
 +
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 +====1641====
 +  *Raised from the Lisnegarvey area
 +  *November: Besieged at Lisnegarvey
 ====1642==== ====1642====
 +  *January: Arms and one months pay for the Officers ordered to be sent from London.((N.A. SP28/​1B331))
 +  *Garrison of Carrickfergus
 +  *April: Briefly garrison Belfast
 +  *April: Skirmish at Kilwarlin Woods
 +  *May: Taking of Newry 
   *July: Assigned to a force assembled to take Limerick((Journals of the House of Lords V 226))   *July: Assigned to a force assembled to take Limerick((Journals of the House of Lords V 226))
 +  *Garrison Dungannon (det under Jones)
 +====1643====
 +====1644====
 +  *Garrison Lisnegarvey (det under Jones)? ​
 +====1645====
 +  *Lord Conway removed for opposition to the Covenant
 +  *Ulster Colonels request that Mr Edward Conway replace his father, Lord Conway, as Colonel, the regiment being quartered in a very wasted part of the country((CSPI 1633-47 p402))
 +  *Quartered at Clare, Portadown, Knockbridge,​ Lisnegarvey,​ Glanavie and Kilultagh
 +====1646====
 +  *January: Lord Blayney commanding in place of Lord Conway
 +  *June: Battle of Benburb //Blayney mortally wounded//
 +  *Lord Conway regains control of the remains of the regiment after Benburb and requests 500 recruits to bring it up to strength
 +====1647====
 +====1648====
 +====1649====
 +  *September: Mustered at Ballycoine for the Royalists
 +=====Notes=====
 +Newly raised in Ulster in 1641-2((Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde)). Conway'​s men participated in the massacre of rebels from Newry, then proceeded to recruit the surviving prisoners((The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.)).
  
-=====Notes=====+The regiment was routed at Benburb, with Lord Blayney mortally wounded and Lt Col Theophilus Jones captured.
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 +In January 1642 1000 muskets and 1500 swords were ordered to be sent to Conway'​s and Clotworthy'​s regiments, but these didn't arrive until March ((//An English Army for Ireland// by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press))
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 +A list of the unit's officers is shown in //Army List of the Ulster British Forces, 1642-1646.//​ by Kevin Forkan. Archivium Hibernicum, Vol. 59 (2005), pp. 51-65 available via [[http://​www.jstor.org/​stable/​40285202|JSTOR]]. A list of the regiment'​s officers is also shown in //An English Army for Ireland// by Ian Ryder, Partizan Press. ​
 ====Lord Conway==== ====Lord Conway====
 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Edward_Conway,​_2nd_Viscount_Conway|Edward Conway, 2nd Viscount Conway]] and Viscount Killultagh previously served as commander of the King's horse at the Battle of Newburn Ford in the Second Bishops'​ War of 1640. Conway was replaced by order of Parliamentary committee in 1645 since he refused to sign the Covenant.  
 +====Lord Blayney==== 
 +Henry Blayney, 2nd Baron [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Baron_Blayney|Blayney]] (d. 1646) was Lt Col. of Conway'​s foot from 1642 and took over the regiment in 1645. He was killed at the Battle of Benburb.  
 +====Sir Theophilus Jones==== 
 +[[http://​en.wikisource.org/​wiki/​Jones,​_Theophilus_(d.1685)_(DNB00)|Theophilus Jones]] was Captain in 1642, Major in May 1645 and Lt Col by September 1645. He was the brother of Michael Jones, later taking over [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​col.-michael-jones|Colonel Michael Jones’ Regiment of Horse]]. ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *1641-2: 1000 men
   *June 1642: 1000 men   *June 1642: 1000 men
 +  *September 1649: Collonell Conwaie'​s:​— the sargeant-major,​ 1 ; captaines, 2 ; ensignes, 2; sergeants, 4; corporalls, 8; drums, 3; pipers, 2; souldiers, 139; a clerke, and a chirurgeon-major,​ and quartermaster((Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p206)).
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====