Captain Arthur Chichester’s Troop of Horse

Active1640?-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
Captain Arthur Chichester
Area RaisedUlster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesUlster 1642

Troop of horse raised and serving in Ulster during the Irish Confederate Wars

Service History

1642

  • Garrison of Carrickfergus

Notes

Chichester’s troop were one of the ‘Old Horse’ troops of the pre-war army in Ireland. Noted in the Ulster forces in 1642 1), they were intended to support the Scots Covenanter forces in Ulster.

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

Arthur Chichester

Arthur Chichester created 1st Earl of Donegal in 1647.

Strength

  • 1642: 60 horse

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde