Sir Robert Stewart's Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Robert Stewart
Area RaisedUlster
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Laggan Army regiment of foot serving throughout the Confederate Wars

Service History

1641

  • November: Raised in Ulster

1642

  • August: In County Donegal

1643

1644

1645

  • July: Taking of Sligo?

1646

  • June: Encamped at Augher, but retreat back to Londonderry after O'Neill advances from Benburb

Notes

Sir Robert Stewart led a company of the 'old army', then was commissioned to raise a regiment of 1000 men in Ulster in 1641-21).

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

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.

Sir Robert Stewart

Officer Lists

Mustered at Resoe Co. Donegal 22/08/422)

  • Colonel Sir Robert Stewart
    • Captain-Lieutenant Michael Bulfore
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sanderson
  • Major James Galbraith
  • Captain John Stewart
  • Captain Robert Hamill
  • Captain William Mather
  • Captain George Stewart
  • Captain Robert Hamilton
  • Captain James Hamilton
  • Captain William Hamilton

In addition Sir Robert Stewart's company of the old standing army was in the garrison of Londonderry (25/08/42)

  • Captain-Lieutenant George Stuart

Strength

  • 1642: Establishment of 10003)
  • All the companies at the Resoe muster were 100 men strong. Stewart's “ould company” had 44 men.

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) N.A. SP28/120/716-743.
3) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press