Colonel Richard Coote’s Regiment of Horse

Active1641 to 1653
CountryIreland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
ColonelRichard Coote
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCoote 1650

Regiment of Horse raised and serving in Ireland

Service History

1641

  • Raised

1642

1643

  • Defence of Castle Coote?

1644

1645

1646

1647

1648

1649

1650

  • June: Battle of Scarrifhollis

1651

1652

1653

  • August: Disbanded

Notes

A brief history of the regiment is given in The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940

Richard Coote was a brother of Sir Charles Coote, Second Baronet. The regiment appear to have served as part of Sir Charles Coote’s forces. In 1650 they fought at the Battle of Scarrifhollis, where they captured the defeated Bishop MacMahon and promptly hanged him. 1653 the regiment was disbanded.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Richard Coote

He was brother of Sir Charles Coote, Second Baronet. He defended Castle Coote in 1643.

Officer List

Winter 1647-8 (N.A. SP28/202/288)

  • Colonel Richard Coote
  • Major John King
  • Captain Andrew Hamilton
  • Captain John Colasse
  • Captain James Hamilton
  • Captain Alexander Montgomery
  • Captain John Stewart

Strength

239 troopers in November 1641

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