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Sir James Montgomery’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1646
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir James Montgomery
Area RaisedUlster
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLaggan Army
Monro 1642
Monro 1646

Laggan Army regiment of foot fighting at Benburb

Service History

1641

  • Montgomery raises 1000 foot in Ulster

1642

  • Montgomery regiment under the King's commission1).
  • April: Skirmish at Kilwarlin Woods2)
  • July: Detachment of 500 assigned to a force intended to march on Limerick3)

1643

1644

1645

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir James Montgomery

Officer Lists

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.

  • Col. Sir James Montgomery
  • Lt Col. Cochran
  • Maj. Keeth4)

Strength

  • 1641-2: 1000 raised

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) , 4) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.
3) Journals of the House of Lords V 226