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Colonel Anthony Willoughby’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644
CountryIreland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
Colonel Anthony Willoughby
Area RaisedIreland
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

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

Service History

1644

Notes

Raised in Ireland for service with the Royalists in England, the regiment was intercepted at sea by parliamentarian Captain Swanley. Swanley commanded that the men be tied back-to-back and thrown overboard, where they all drowned.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Anthony Willoughby

Son of Sir Francis Willoughby

Strength

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