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Sir John Gifford’s Regiment of Foot

Active1641 to 1647
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Gifford
Area RaisedUlster?
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmond 1644-7

Regiment of foot based on one of the old companies of the Irish army serving in Ireland under Ormond

Service History

1642

  • Defend Castle Jordan

1643

1644

  • Quartered in Dublin

1646

1647

  • Sir John arrested and the regiment probably disbanded

Notes

A brief history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir John Gifford

Sir John Gifford, not to be confused with Colonel John Gifford.

Strength

  • 1644: 379 men

See Also