Lord Cromwell’s Troop of Horse

Active1640?-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
Captain Lord Cromwell
James Clotworthy
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesUlster 1642

Later James Clotworthy's troop of horse

Troop of horse of the ‘Old Army’ serving in Ulster during the Irish Confederate Wars

Service History

1642

  • Quartered at Strangford
  • Assigned to support the New Scots army

1643

1644

1645

  • Quartered in Downpatrick
  • October: Parliament orders that Col. James Clotworthy to have the troop.1)
  • Quartered in Antrim and Toome

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb?

1647

  • August: Battle of Dungan's Hill

Notes

Cromwell’s troop were one of the ‘Old Horse’ troops of the pre-war army in Ireland. Noted in the Ulster forces in 1642 2), they were intended to support the Scots Covenanter forces in Ulster.

Likely they were at Benburb but this is not confirmed3).

Flags & Equipment

Described as carbines

Notable Officers

Lord Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell was 4th Baron Cromwell and Viscount Lecale, in 1645 he was created Earl of Ardglass.

James Clotworthy

Strength

  • 1642: 60 horse

See Also

1) Calender of State Papers relating to Ireland 1633 - 1647. p417
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
3) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.