Lord Esmond’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelLord Esmond
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Protestant foot serving in the Irish Confederate war

Service History


  • October to 1642: Besieged at Duncannon Fort


  • February: Reinforced by a further 200 soldiers under the command of Captain Anthony Weldon and Captain Thomas Aston along with six cannon.
  • June: Skirmish at Shielbaggan
  • July: Skirmish at Redmond's Hall Capt Aston killed




  • January to March: Besieged at Duncannon
  • March: After surrender of Duncannon, survivors march to Youghal


Garrison of Duncannon

In 1641-2 Esmond led a company of the old army, this was soon expanded to a full regiment.

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.

Lord Esmond

Laurence Esmonde, 1st Baron Esmonde died after the loss of Duncannon.

Officer List


  • Lord Esmond:—Sir John Gifford, Sergeant-Major Weldon, Lord President of Munster, Lord Docwra. Captains: Wenman, Price, Aston, Graham, Trevor1).


  • 1641: ~100 men at Duncannon Fort
  • February 1642: ~300 men at Duncannon Fort
  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men2)
  • 1645: ~200 soldiers and 30 seamen at Duncannon Fort, Capt Lurcan shot

See Also

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