Sir William Cole’s Troop of Horse

Active1641 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
Parliamentarian
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
CaptainSir William Cole
Area RaisedUlster
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCoote 1645?

Troop of Ulster Horse based at Enniskillen

Service History

1641

  • Defence of Enniskillen
  • Cole commissioned to raise 1000 foot or 500 and a troop of horse

1642

1643

  • Cole takes the Covenant

1644

1645

1646

Notes

The troop was raised in 1641-2 by Sir William Cole, who was Provost of Enniskillen. In the early years of the Irish Uprising Cole defended Enniskillen and claimed that his regiment had killed 2417 rebel swordsmen and starved and famished 7000 of the vulgar sort whose goods they had seized. Cole opposed the Cessation of 1643 and took the Covenant. In 1645 he fought alongside Sir Charles Coote.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Cole

Cole was Provost of Enniskillen and one of the foremost amongst the ‘Planters’ Eniskillen Papers

Strength

  • 1642: A single troop of 60 men1)

See Also

1) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press