Lord Wilmot’s Troop of Horse

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainLord Wilmot
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesConnaught 1642

Troop of horse of the ‘old army’ serving in Connaught during the Irish Confederate Wars

Service History

1642

  • Garrisoned at Athlone

Notes

Noted in the Connaught forces in 1642 1).

Flags & Equipment

Described as carbines

Notable Officers

Lord Wilmot

Charles Wilmot, 1st Viscount Wilmot was Lord President of Connaught, but died in 1644. His son Henry fought for the Royalists in England as Lord Wilmot, helped Charles II escape after Worcester and was made Earl of Rochester.

Strength

  • 1642: 60 horse

See Also

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