Sir Percy Smith’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 - 1649
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Percy Smith
Area RaisedMunster
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies Inchiquin

Protestant foot raised in Munster in 1642

Service History

1642

  • Smith raises 100 foot in Munster1).

1643

1644

1645

  • June to September: Besieged at Youghal. Smith Governor of the town.

1646

  • January: Listed as one of 8 foot regiments in the Munster Forces.2)
  • May: Smith in London.3)

1647

  • August: Serving with Inchiquin's army

1648

  • October: Smith governor of Youghall

1649

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Percy Smith

Of Balinetra co. Waterford. Son of Sir Richard Smith and Lady Mary Boyle sister of the 1st Earl of Cork. He died in 1657.

Officer List

Officers August 16474)

  • Colonel Sir Percy Smith
  • Lieutenant Colonel James Finch (by October 1646)5)
  • Major [Daniel]6) Bolton
  • Captain [William] Sopple
  • Captain [Henry]7) Smythick
  • Captain [Arthur]8) Freeke
  • Captain John Freeke
  • Captain Richard Smith
  • Captain [John]9) Widdenham
  • Quartermaster Thomas Smith

Officers 1649 10)

  • Colonel Sir Percy Smith
    • Captain Lieutenant John Smith11)
  • Lieutenant Colonel [Daniel] Bolton
  • Major [William] Sopple
  • Captain [Henry] Smythick
  • Captain Axford (William Oxford)12)
  • Captain Widenham
  • Captain Arthur Freeke
  • Captain John Freeke
  • Captain Shetliffe (Anthony Shercliffe capt by Sept 1648)13)
  • Captain Broderick
  • Captain Richard Smith (In November 1649)14)

Strength

  • 1642: 100
  • 28 August 1647: 472 men + officers
  • 1649: 258 men + officers

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) CSPI 1633-47 p433
3) CSPI 1633-47 p447
4) N.A. SP28/47/213
5) CSPI 1633-47 p531
6) TT E399(33)
7) CSPI 1633-47 p452
8) HMC Ormonde Mss vol 1 p219
9) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p268
10) HMC Ormonde Mss vol 1 p219-220
11) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p561
12) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p560
13) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p278
14) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p566