Sir Arthur Loftus’ Troop of Horse

Active1640?-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
Captain Sir Arthur Loftus
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesUlster 1642

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

Service History

1642

Notes

Loftus’ troop were one of the ‘Old Horse’ troops of the pre-war army in Ireland. Loftus was provost marshal of Ulster, so likely the troop were an early equivalent of military police. Noted in the Ulster forces in 1642 1).

Flags & Equipment

Described as carbines

Notable Officers

Sir Arthur Loftus

Provost Marshal of Ulster.

Strength

  • 1642: 12 horse

See Also

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