Lord Grandison’s Troop of Horse

Active1640?-
CountryIreland
AllegianceProtestant
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeHorse
Captain Lord Grandison
John St John
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesUlster 1642

Later Captain John St John's Troop of Horse

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

Service History

1642

  • Garrison of Belfast
  • St John takes over from Grandison

Notes

Grandison’s troop were one of the ‘Old Horse’ troops of the pre-war army in Ireland. Noted in the Ulster forces in 1642 1).

Flags & Equipment

Described as carbines

Notable Officers

Lord Grandison

John St John

Strength

  • 1642: 60 horse2)

See Also

1) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde
2) An English Army for Ireland by Ian Ryder. Partizan Press