The Army In Ireland 1641-2

This list is taken from the Ormonde Manuscripts1)

1641-2 The state of the army, as nowe it stands in this kingdome [Ireland] in the severall provinces, as well such as are sent out of England, as the old army, and such as are raised here as well by commission from his Majesty as from this [Dublin] state, and others to whom commission is not yet given :

Leinster

In the province of Leinster :—foote sent out of England :

The old army of foote, and other companyes raised here, as they are thought fit to be divided into regiments :

Regiments new listed:

Companyes not yet listed in any regiment:

Old companyes :

  • The Lord Esmond, Lord of Castlestewart
  • Captain Thomas Rockly (dead)
  • Captain Chidley Coote,—in Connaught,—his father's old company
  • Captain Chichester Fortescue — surprised by the rebells and not yet new raised
  • Captain George Graham
  • Sir William Gilbert
  • Captain Thomas Weldon
  • Captain John Savage
  • Sir George Wentworth, Provost- Marshall of Leinster, 20 foote
  • Captain Alexander Burrowes, Provost-Marshall of the Army, 30 foote
  • Laurence Lambert, Provost-Marshall of Dublin, 10 foote
  • Captain (blank) Coote.

Horse troopes in Leinster : Old troopers,

Cuirassiers :

Carabines :

Horse raised in Leinster :

Wardes in castles and forts:

  • Dublin Castle a constable, porter, gunner, with warders, 14.

By Order of the Council Table:

  • Athy Castle, a constable and warders, 40;
  • Buresse, alias Manor Villiers, a constable and warders, 30,
  • Cloghgrenon Castle, a serjeant and warders, 30;
  • Castle of Wicklo constable and warders, 20;
  • Colledge of Dublin, schollers for warders, 35

Munster

Old companyes :

  • Lord President,
  • Lord Viscount Baltinglas,
  • Captain Wenman.
  • Captain Charles Price.

Foote raised in that province :

Horse troopes in Munster : Old troopes, Carabines :—

Raised in England and sent thither:

Raised in Munster:

Wardes in castles and forts:

  • Lymerick Castle : a constable, porter, gunner, and warders, 20.

Connaught

Old companyes :

  • Earle of Clanrickard,
  • Sir Frederick Hamilton,
  • Sir George St. George.

Foote raised in that province:

Horse troopes in Connaght: Old troopes, Carabines

Wardes in castles and forts:

  • Athlone Castle : a constable and warders, 14, to be made by the Lord Lieutenant's warrant, 30.
  • By warrant from Lord Lieutenant: Castle of Roscommon, a constable, porter, and warders, 30;
  • Castle of Boyle, a constable, porter, and warders, 30.
  • Fort of Gallway : Sir Francis Willoughby, Captain, warders, 0.

Ulster

Old companyes :

  • Sir John Vaughan,
  • Captain Robert Sidney,—which was Sir Arthur Tiringham's company, surprised by the rebells and not yet new raised;
  • Captain George Blount, surprised and not yet new raised;
  • Captain Robert Bailey,—in part surprised and not yet new raised;
  • Captain John Barry, surprised and not yet new raised.

Foote raised in that province : At Londonderry :

Besides the regiments we heare are raised by the King's commission, videlicet :

Horse troopes in Ulster: Old troopes, Carabines

Horse new raised in Ulster:

What other new troopes are raised in Connaught and Ulster is not yet knowne

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