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protestant:horse-regiments:marquis-of-ormond [20/11/2015 22:19]
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 |**Colonel**|Marquis of Ormond|  |**Colonel**|Marquis of Ormond|
 |**Area Raised**| |  |**Area Raised**| |
-|**Flag Colour**|unknown| +|**Flag Colour**|Blue|
 |**Flag Design**|unknown|  |**Flag Design**|unknown|
 |**Field Armies**|Ormond 1641| |**Field Armies**|Ormond 1641|
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 ====1640==== ====1640====
-  *Mustered+  *Mustered, forming part of Strafford'​s army?
 ====1641==== ====1641====
 +  *November: Battle of Julianstown (det)
   *November to March 1642: Besieged in Drogheda (det)   *November to March 1642: Besieged in Drogheda (det)
-  *November: Battle of Julianstown +====1642==== 
-  *February ​1642: Skirmish at Smith’s Town (det)?+  *February: Skirmish at Smith’s Town (det)? 
 +  *August: Garrisoned at Dublin
  
 ====1649==== ====1649====
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-===== Flags===== +Presumably the unit was first raised as part of Ormonde'​s regiment for the Earl of Strafford'​s army in 1640, this regiment seems to have had multiple troops, possibly as many as eight. In November 1642 Ormonde sent 50 horse of his own troop commanded by Capt Lt Wemyss to the relief of Drogheda, accompanied by newly raised foot under Major Roper. At Julianstown the force was routed by the rebels but Wemyss'​ detachment of horse managed to escape to Drogheda where they served during the siege.  
 +===== Flags & Equipment===== 
 +Ormonde'​s regiment of 1640 was given blue flags for each troop((//An English Army for Ireland// Ian Ryder, Partizan Press)). Equipped as cuirassiers in 1641-2((Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde)).
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
  
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 [Total, 111.] [Total, 111.]
  
 +===Ormonde'​s troop mustered 4th May 1642===
 +The Earle of Ormond'​s troupe :— Present : officers, 8 ; horsemen, 77= 85. Absent: leuitenant and one man in England by lycence, 2; at Turvy, by commande, 6 ; sicke, trumpeter, 1 ; horsemen sicke, 6 ; in prison, 1 = 16. In all, 101.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *1640: 111 horse   *1640: 111 horse
 +  *1641-2: 100 strong
 +  *May 1642: 101
   *50 in one troop at Drogheda   *50 in one troop at Drogheda
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======