Sir Thomas Lucas' Troop of Horse

Active1638 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainSir Thomas Lucas
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesStrafford 1638
Ormond 1642-3

Horse serving under Strafford then in Ormond’s army

Service History

1638

  • Lucas given command of a troop in Ireland by Strafford

1639

1640

  • Lucas leads a regiment of horse in England during the Second Bishops' War

1641

1642

  • April: Battle of Kilrush
  • August: Garrisoned at Gormanstowne

1643

  • March: Battle of New Ross

Notes

By 1642 Lucas was leading a troop of horse in Ireland that he'd raised privately in England.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Lucas

Sir Thomas Lucas, elder brother of Sir Charles Lucas, was Commissary General of horse in Ormonde's Leinster army.

Strength

  • Originally a single troop
  • 1641-2: 60 strong1).

Mustered 4th May 1642

Sir Thomas Lucas, Commissary-Generall of the horse : Present: officers, 9; horsemen, 52 =61. Absent: corporall and one horseman sicke, 2 = 61. In all, 63.

Eighteene horses lost in service besides the corporal's; the men appeared on foote.

See Also

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