Lord Lieutenant General’s Troop of Horse

Active1641-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Leicester
Area Raised
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesOrmond 1641-

Troop of cuirassiers serving in Ormond’s Leinster Army at the outbreak of the Irish rebellion

Service History

1641

1642

  • August: Garrisoned at Feltrim

Notes

Noted as 'old horse' in the army of Leinster in 1641-2 1).

Flags & Equipment

Equipped as cuirassiers

Notable Officers

Earl of Leicester

Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester succeeded Strafford as Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland but never came to Ireland and resigned in 1643.

Strength

  • 1641-2: 100 strong

Mustered 4th May 1642

The Lord Leuitenant's :—Present : officers, 10 ; horsemen, 90 = 100. Absent : captain, in Englande, 1 ; cornett, absent by lycence, 1 ; sick, sadler and 4 horsemen ; killed, 4=11. In all, 111.

Eleven horses killed in his Majestie's service, whereof one was corporall Aylemer's. The men appeared on foote.2).

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p134