Companies Mustered in December 1641

Musters of the army in Ireland in December 1641. The numbers of 'native Irish' were noted, followed by the name of each captain, total strength of the company, then the number of 'Papists' in the company 1)

Mustred the 4th of December, 1641
  • Captain Laurence Crafford, Collonell, besides officers, 100, all English and Brittish.
  • Sir Francis Willoughby. 100.
  • Captain Herle, 100.
Horses
  • Lord Lieutenant, [Earl of Leicester.]
  • Earl of Ormonde, 110
  • Sir William Wentworth, 60
  • Sir John Borlase, 60
  • Sir George Wentworth, 60
  • Sir Adam Loftus, 60
  • Sir Thomas Lucas, 60
  • Lord Viscount Moore, 60
  • Captain Armestrong, 104
9 December, 1641

Mustred of Colonell Crafford's regiment the foote companies ensuing, viz. Natives.

  • 10. Captain Abraham Rickesey's, besides officers, 100, wherof Papists 4.
  • 5. Captain John Dunbarr, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 24. Captain Jernegan Davy, 100 „ Papists 6.
  • 8. Captain William Hamilton, 100 „ Papists 4.
  • 6. Captain George Huitson, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 30. Captain George Savill, 100 „ Papists 9.
  • 25. Captain Phillip Fearnely, 100 „ Papists 5.
  • 13. Captain Thomas Gascoyne, 100 „ Papists 10.
  • 4. Captain Balthasar Cremer, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • 9. Captain Robert Brereton, 100 „ noe Papists.
10 December, 1641

Mustred of the Lord Lambert's regiment the companies ensuing, vizt. Natives

  • 12. Captain Gee, besides officers, 96, wherof noe Papists.
  • 7. Captain Thomas Stutevill, wherof noe Papists.
  • 13. Captain George Smith, 100 ,wherof noe Papists.
  • 6 Captain Edward Fisher, 100 , wherof noe Papists.
  • 30. Captain Farrell, 52 whereof Papists 5
  • More the same day mustred. 22. The Lord Docwra's company, besides officers, 45, Papists 5
11 December, 1641

Mustred the severall companies ensueing, vizet.

  • 20. The Lord President of Munster's company, 44, wherof noe Papists. besides officers,
  • 20. Sir Charles Coote, 81 „ noe Papists.
  • 1. Sir Robert Farrar, 100„ Papists 1.
  • 18. Sir Laurenzo Cary, 44„ Papists 14.
  • 30. Sir Arthur Loftus, 100 ,, Papists 6.
  • 12. Sir John Sherlock, 44„ Papists 2.
  • 20. Sir George Hamilton, 44 Ensigne and Papists 14.
  • 40. Captain Caufield, 100„ Papists 15.
  • 35. Captain Wingfield, 100„ Papists 15.
  • 8. Captain Grimes, 44„ noe Papists.
  • 8. Captain Ogle, 45„ Papists 2.
  • 40. Captain Adam Loftus, 100„ Papists 4.
  • 40. Captain William Graham, 5 officers, and 50 proper Englishmen.
  • 36. Captain Richard Burroughs, 60, noe Papists
  • Captain Peisley, 100.
  • Captain Bagnall, 47.
13 December, 1641

Mustred the companies ensuing, vizet.

  • 6. Lord Lambert's company, 100 whereof noe Papists.
  • 25. Sir Thomas Wharton, 100 wherof Papists 6.
  • 20. Captain Bolton, 97 „ Papists 2.
  • 15. Captain Piggott, 100 „ noe Papists.
  • Captain Herle for the Castle, 100 „ all English.

Natives in all 578. Papists confest, in all, 140. Ex.: per Jo: Veel, Comptroller [of] Musters and Checques

Endorsed: Certificate of musters per Sir John Veele; delivered 13 December, 1641.

1) History of the Irish Confederation and the war in Ireland, 1641 [-1649] containing a narrative of affairs of Ireland, by Richard Bellings. With correspondence and documents of the confederation and of the administrators of the English government in Ireland, contemporary personal statements, memoirs, etc. Now for the first time published from original manuscripts. Ed. by John T. Gilbert. p230