Lord Lambert’s Regiment of Foot

Active1641-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Lambert
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesOrmonde 1641

Regiment of foot serving in Ireland at the outbreak of the Irish rebellion

Service History

1641

  • November to March 1642: Besieged in Drogheda
  • December: Mustered

1642

  • May: In garrison at Dublin

Notes

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 Lambert

Charles Lambart, 2nd Baron Lambart, created Earl of Cavan in 1647.

Officer Lists

1641

10 December, 1641. Mustred of the Lord Lambert's regiment the companies ensuing, vizt. Natives.1)

  • 12. Captain Gee, besides officers, 96, wherof noe Papists.
  • 7. Captain Thomas Stutevill, wherof noe Papists.
  • 13. Captain George Smith, 100 ,wherof noe Papists.
  • 6 Captain Edward Fisher, 100 , wherof noe Papists.
  • 30. Captain Farrell, 52 whereof Papists 5
  • More the same day mustred. 22. The Lord Docwra's company, besides officers, 45, Papists 5

1641-2

The Lord Lambert's regiment2)

  • Colonel Lord Lambert
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Sherlock
  • Captain George Peisly, Serjeant-Major
  • Captain Richard Lambert
  • Captain Thomas Games
  • Captain George Savill
  • Captain George Smith
  • Captain Edward Fisher
  • Captain Edmond Farrell
  • Captain William Hamilton.

Commissions prior to December 1641

Lord Lambert's regiment:—His Lordship's commission for a company. Captains : Edward Fisher, George Smith, James Rotchfort, Edmond Borlasse, William Ball, — Farrar, Thomas Stutevill, Ralph Gee, Haniball Bagnall. —All armed.

Mustered May 1642

  • Lord Lambert :—Sir John Sherlocke ; Serjeant-Major Stutevile ; Captains : Smith, Games, Fisher, Adam Loftus, Gee, Bagnall, Farrall3)

Strength

  • 1642: Establishment of 1000 men4)

Mustered 3rd May 1642

The Lord Lambert's regiment5).

  • His Lordship's owne company :—Present : officers, 1 ; souldiars, 19 =20. Leiuetenant, ensigne, drummc, serjant, and 13 souldiars at Nass, as his Lordship affirmeth, 35. In all, 55.
  • Captain Algernoun Sidney:—Present: officers, 3 ; pikeinen, 12; musketiers, 8 = 23. Absent : captain, absent, 1 ; sergeant, corporall, drumme, and one souldiar at Naas, 05 [sic], 5 ; soldiars absent, 16;dead, 1 ; ran away, 4. In all, 28 (sic).
  • Captaine George Savill :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikemen, 29 ; musketiers, 44 = 80. [Absent :] at the Naas a sergant and 20 soldiars, 21; sicke, 2 = 23. In all, 103.
  • Captaine Hannaball Bagenall: —Present : officers, 7 ; pikemen, 36 ; muskeiiers, 45 ; unarmed men, 3 = 91. Absent: sicke, 4. In all, 95.
  • Lieutenant Colonell Sterlinge :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 36 ; musketts, 53 = 93. Absent: sicke, 9; in prison, 1 ; absent, 1 = 11. In all, 107.
  • Serjeant-Major Francis Willoughby :—Present: officers, 10; pikes, 35; musketts, 36= 101. Absent: dead (blank); sicke, 3; absent in the army, 2 ; absent, 1=6. In all, 107.
  • Captain Michael Hearle :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 49 ; musketts, 42 = 93. Absent: sicke, 4; absent by ly cense, 1; absent, more, by lycense, 3 = 8. In all, 106.
  • Captain Thomas Gascoine :—Present : officers, 6 ; pikes, 40 ; musketts, 44 = 90. Absent : sicke, drumme, and 16 soldiars, 17. In all, 107.
  • Captain Robert Brereton:—Present : officers, 5; pikes, 36; musketts, 58 = 99. Absent : sick, captain and one sergeant, 2 ; with the sick captain, 1 ; sick souldiars, 6 = 9. In all, 108.
  • Captain Philip Fernley :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 41 ; muskets 49 = 97. Absent : sick, 7. In all, 104.
  • Captaine Abraham Richesies :—Present : officers, 10 ; pikes, 30 ; musketts, 52 = 92. Absent : sicke and hurt, 12 ; taken away by the Lord Brabason, 4 = 16. In all, 108.
  • Captain George Huitson :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 46 ; musketts, 40 = 98. Absent : sick, 7 ; in prison, 1 ; absent (blank) = 8. In all, 106.
  • Captain Jernegan Davys :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 35 ; musketts, 38 = 80. Absent: sicke, 8; absent at Drogedagh, 16; absent (blank) = 24. In all, 104.
  • Captain Balthazar C[reamer] :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikes, 38 ; musketts, 46 = 91. Absent : drumme, sicke, 1 ; dead (blank) ; absent (blank) = 1. In all, 92.
  • Captain George Smyth:—Present: officers, 3 ; pikemen, 12 • musketiers. 16 = 31. [Absent] : Captain, with the rest, at Artane, etc.
  • Captain Richard Lambert:—Present: officers, 8; pikemen, 40; musketiers, 42 = 90. Absent : at Naas, 9 ; at Artyne, 5 ; unarmed, 1 ; sick, 1 = 16. In all, 106.
  • Captain Edmond Farrall :—Present : officers, 7 ; pikemen, 28 ; musketiers, 35 ; unarmed men, 1 = 71. Absent : sicke, 3 ; in England, by licence, 1 ; kild in service (blank) ; dead (blank) = 4. In all, 75.

Mustered 29th November 1642

Lord Lambart's regiment:—

  • Lord Lambart, 53
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sherlocke, 36
  • Serjeant-Major Peisley, 85
  • Captaine Richard Lambert, 88
  • Captaine Games, 36
  • Captaine Savill, 65
  • Captaine Farrall, 62
  • Total = 425.

Mustered 1642

  • Lord Lambart, 69
  • Sir John Shirlock, 44
  • Captaine Lambert, 60
  • Captaine Treswell, 53
  • Lord Brabazon, 60
  • Captaine Fisher, 60
  • Captaine Graham, 60
  • Total = 406
  • Absent companies: Major Peisley, Captaine Savill.

See Also

1) History of the Irish Confederation and the war in Ireland, 1641 [-1649] containing a narrative of affairs of Ireland, by Richard Bellings. With correspondence and documents of the confederation and of the administrators of the English government in Ireland, contemporary personal statements, memoirs, etc. Now for the first time published from original manuscripts. Ed. by John T. Gilbert. p230
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
3) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p135
4) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press
5) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p132