Lord Forbes’ Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelLord Forbes
Area RaisedEngland
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Regiment of foot of the Adventurers’ expeditionary force of 1642

Service History


  • February: Parliament approves the Merchant Adventurers’ plan
  • July: Arrive at Kinsale, Munster1)
  • After meeting resistance sail for Galway
  • August to September: Siege of Galway
  • September: Failing to take Galway the expeditions embarks for Limerick


Forbes’ unsuccessful siege of Galway is described in a Wikipedia article

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Forbes

Alexander Forbes, 10th Lord Forbes, chief of Clan Forbes served in the Swedish Army under Gustavus Adolphus, led an expedition to Galway to fight the Irish Confederates.


  • 1642: 1000 foot2)

See Also

1) , 2) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press