Sir William Fenton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646 to 1647
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
ColonelSir William Fenton
Area RaisedMunster
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Field ArmiesInchiquin 1646

Munster regiment of foot of Inchiquin’s forces

Service History


  • January: Serving in Munster


  • April: Regiment at Youghall
  • August: Serving with Inchiquin's army


Fenton was still in Munster in 1649 when he was involved with handing over Cork and Youghall to the Cromwellians

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Fenton

Fenton was the brother in law of the 1st Earl of Cork and thus part of a network generally opposed to Inchiquin. He acted as a commissioner for overseeing arangements for the 1644 Cessation. In a letter of August 1647 Viscount Valentia described him as one “who hath long taken the pay of a colonel but was never known to fight”.1) While Sir Percy Smith claimed he abandoned him during the siege of Youghall.2)

Officer Lists

October 16463)

  • Captain Joshua Boyle
  • Captain Thomas Dutton

August 16474)

  • Colonel Sir William Fenton
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain Warren
  • Captain Boyle
  • Captain Smith
  • Captain [Morris]5) Downes


  • 21/08/47: 213 men + officers
  • 25/09/47: 212 men + officers6)

See Also

1) HMC Egmont MSS vol1 p442
2) HMC Egmont MSS vol1 p330
3) CSPI 1633-47 p531
4) N.A. SP28/47/221
5) Richard Caulfield “The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal” (1878) p268
6) N.A. SP28/48/17