Lord Kinalmeakie’s Troop of Horse

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainLord Kinalmeakie
Area RaisedMunster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesSt Leger 1642
Inchiquin 1642-3

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

Service History

1642

  • Raised in Munster
  • September: Battle of Liscarroll, Kinalmeakie killed

Notes

Noted in the Munster forces in 1642 1). At Liscarroll, Kinalmeaky was killed in the opening fight and his brother, Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount seems to have had command thereafter.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Kinalmeakie, 1st Viscount

Lewis Boyle, 1st Viscount Boyle of Kinalmeaky, 2nd son of Roger Boyle, Earl of Cork was killed leading his troop at Liscarroll at the age of 23.

Lord Kinalmeaky, 2nd Viscount

Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Boyle of Kinalmeaky succeeded his brother in September 1642 then his father as Earl of Cork in September 1643.

Strength

  • 1642: 60 horse

See Also

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