Colonel Anthony Willoughby’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1644
CountryIreland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
Colonel Anthony Willoughby
Area RaisedIreland
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist regiment of foot raised in Ireland but intercepted and massacred at sea

Service History

1642

  • Capt Anthony Willoughby in command of Galway garrison with 200 local foot and an English company1)

1643

1644

Notes

Raised in Ireland for service with the Royalists in England, 150 of the regiment were intercepted at sea by parliamentarian Captain Swanley. Swanley commanded that 70 of the men be tied back-to-back and thrown overboard, where they all drowned. The remainder possibly joined Laugharne's Parliamentarians in Pembrokeshire.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Anthony Willoughby

Son of Sir Francis Willoughby

Strength

  • April: Willoughby assembles 400 men for service in England, including 200 of the Galway Garrison
  • May: Around 150 men embarked for England

See Also

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