Lord Broghill’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1646
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Broghill
Area RaisedMunster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesInchiquin 1642-3
Maurice 1644
Grenville 1644-6

Regiment of foot raised in Ireland, shipped to England in early 1644 and fought for the Royalists

Service History

1642

  • Raised in Munster?
  • September: Battle of Liscarroll??

1643

  • In Munster

1644

  • January: Shipped to Weymouth
  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • June to August: Besieged at Wareham
  • July: Skirmish at Dorchester?
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • September to January 1646: Siege of Plymouth

1645

  • Siege of Plymouth

1646

  • Retreat from Plymouth

Notes

In 1641-2 Lord Broghill was to raise a company of 100 foot in Munster1).

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment were issued suits of clothes at Bristol, supplied by Thomas Bushell2).

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Lord Broghill

Strength

  • 1642: 100 men3)
  • January 1644: Possibly 800 men shipped to England

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) Original research by Victor Judge aka '1642'
3) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press