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Lord Conway’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Conway
Area RaisedUlster
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Ulster protestant regiment of foot serving in the Confederate War

Service History

1642

  • Raised
  • January: One months pay for the Officers ordered to be sent from London.1)
  • July: Assigned to a force assembled to take Limerick2)

Notes

Newly raised in Ulster in 1641-23).

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 4)

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

Lord 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.

Strength

  • 1641-2: 1000 men
  • June 1642: 1000 men

See Also

1) N.A. SP28/1B331
2) Journals of the House of Lords V 226
3) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
4) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press