Munster Volunteer Registry, 1782, Co. Cork

True Blue Cork, 1745.
Colonel Richard Earl of Shannon.
One troop. Uniform- Blue, laced silver epaulets, white buttons; furniture, goat-skin.
Here follows the table of contents, giving a list of forty cavalry and eighty-six infantry regiments, which will be found in the general index.
While the work was printing, a new corps was formed, “The Limerick Cavalry ; Colonel Henry Perry, 1782.”
Note: An oval silver belt badge of the Cork True Blues is in my collection ; it bears the device of a harp crowned beneath a wreath inscribed “True Blue.” In Cochrane Patrick’s standard work on the ‘Medals of Scotland’, he figures, among those issued after the battle of Culloden, one to commemorate it, but gives no authority for doing so. In this he is mistaken, as it is the silver medal of the Cork True Blues. It is described, on the authority of Lindsay and Sainthill, in Fleming’s ‘Catalogue of War Medals, Clasps, and Crosses,’ and I have seen two that are preserved in Cork families, with the recipients names engraved upon the edge, who were officers in this the first of the volunteer cavalry regiments that were raised in Munster.-R. Day.
County Cork

Mitchelstown Light Dragoons – July 1774
Colonel Viscount Kingsborough
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Cole Bowen
Major Thomas Badham Thornhill
Captain Harmer Spratt
Lieutenant William Raymond
Cornet William Alsop
Captain Thomas Bush
Surgeon David Fitzgerald
Secretary John Ryan
One Troop: Uniform – Scarlet, faced black, silver epaulets, yellow helmets, white buttons.
Furniture- goat skin edged black

Black Pool Horse, 1776
Colonel John Harding
Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Barry
Major William Alexander
Lieutenant Bradshaw Popham
Chaplain Arthur Hyde
Surgeon Richard Maguire.
One Troop: Uniform – Green laced gold, ditto epaulets, buff waistcoat and breeches; furniture goat-skin

Bandon Cavalry: May 6th 1778
Colonel Sampson Stawell
Major John Moore Traverse,
Captains Robert Waterhouse
Captain Simon F. Davies
Cornet Charles Bernard
Chaplain Charles Hewitt
Surgeon – ??
One Troop. Uniform – dark olive green jacket, half lapelled, crimson velvet cuffs and collar, silver epaulets; furniture, white cloth, hosing and holster caps embroidered; device B.C. harp and Crown.

Muskerry Blue Light Dragoons June 1st 1778
Colonel Robert Warren
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Hutchinson
Major Samuel Sweete
Captain – ??
Lieutenant Thomas Coppinger
Cornet ??
Chaplain Edward Kenny
Adjutant Thomas Coppinger
Surgeon Richard Grey
Quartermaster John Spread
Secretary James Daltera
One Troop: Uniform – blue lapelled, edge white, silver epaulets, white jackets edged blue, furniture, goatskin

Youghall Cavalry 1776
Captain Commandant Robert Ball
Lieutenant John Smyth
Chaplain the Hon. Robert Moore
Surgeon – ??
Secretary John Segwick
One Troop. Uniform Scarlet, white faced.

Duhallow Rangers 1778
Colonel Hon. Charles Percival
Lieutenant-Colonel William Wrixon
Major Robert Wrixon
Captain George Crofts
Lieutenant – ??
Cornet James Purcel
Captain Arthur Kiely
Surgeon – ??
Secretary William Dore
Uniform not given

I am indebted to Captain J. Harris, of Annabella Villa, Mallow, for the loan of some interesting mementoes of this regiment, that enables me to fill the blank, and give its uniform, which was blue, trimmed with silver lace, silver epaulets, and gilt gorget. This gorget is of the usual regulation pattern, crescentic in form, of copper plated with gold, and engraved in the centre with the royal cypher G. R. crowned, between two sprays of laurel. It has its old leather lining of sheepskin, and is suspended by its original ribbon from two rosettes of blue silk. The shoulder belt, or, more correctly, the collar, is of blue cloth, four inches wide, with silver lace borders of one inch at each side, and between these a silver band of three-eighth inch, forming a continuation of chevrons from end to end, the length being four feet ten inches, or two feet five inches at each side when doubled. It is lined with buff leather. The silver epaulets are of the same pattern as those at present used in the Royal Navy. But of surpassing interest is the regimental banner, which measures three feet in extreme length, by one foot nine inches in width. It is made throughout of satin, rose colour on one side, and purple upon the other. The first has, richly worked with threads of gold, the device -of a harp crowned, and over it “Duhallow Cavalry,” the Whole encircled by a wreath of shamrocks. Upon the purple ground in raised silk embroidery is a volunteer in scarlet uniform upon a bay charger, and in the foreground a seated figure of Hibernia, with a harp; over all, the motto of the volunteers, “Aris et Focis,” surmounted with shamrocks. This banner was carried by the grandfather of Captain Harris, who held a commission in the Rangers as cornet. All are well preserved, and in excellent condition, and free from the ravages caused by moths and damp.-R Day

Imokilly Horse September 1778
Colonel Edward Roche
Lieutenant Colonel Robert McCarthy
Captain Robert Ball
Cornet John Fitzgerald
Chaplain Jeremiah Hart
Surgeon John Nagle M.D.
Secretary William Garde
One Troop. Uniform: Scarlet, faced black, yellow buttons, gold epaulets, yellow helmets, white jackets edged red; furniture goatskin trimmed red.

Kilworth Light Dragoons July 1779
Colonel Stephen Earl Mount Cashel
Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Hyde
Major John Hyde
Captain William Newenham
Lieutenant Thomas Power
Cornet Garret Wall
Chaplain Hon. Robert Moore
Surgeon John Pigot M.D.
Adjutant and Secretary Richard Whitford
Uniform: Scarlet, faced green, gold epaulets, yellow buttons and helmets; furniture goatskin, trimmer green

Imokilly Blue Horse 1779
Colonel Robert Uniack Fitzgerald
Major Thomas FitzgGerald
Captain Travers
Lieutenant Uniack
Cornet – ??
Chaplain Edward Hardwood
Secretary John Hanning
Uniform: Blue, faced red.

Doneraile Rangers Light Dragoons July 12th 1779
Colonel St. Leger Lord Doneraile
Major John Hayes Sentleger
Captain Nicholas Green Evans
Lieutenant John Watkins
Cornet Nicholas Green Evans junior
Chaplain Hon. James Sentleger
Surgeon John Creagh M.D.
Adjutant Robert Atkins
Secretary James Hennessy
One Troop. Uniform- scarlet, faced green, edged white, gold epaulets, yellow buttons and helmets, green jackets, faced red; furniture, goatskins

Glanmire Union 27th August 1779
Colonel Henry Mannix
Captain Simon Dring
Lieutenant – ??
Cornet Deane Hoare
Chaplain Archdeacon Corker
Surgeon James Bennet M.D.
Secretary Rev. Chambre Corker
One Troop: Uniform Deep green, faced black; furniture, goatskin trimmed green.

Cork Cavalry
Colonel William Chetwynd
Major John Gillman
Captain John Smith
Lieutenant – ??
Cornet Paul Piersy
Chaplain – ??
Surgeon Thomas Harris
Secretary John Smith
One Troop: Uniform – Scarlet faced blue, silver laced, silver epaulets, white buttons; furniture, black cloth, laced gold.

Mallow Cavalry 1782
Colonel Cotter,
Captain – ??
Lieutenant – ??
Cornet – ??
Uniform – green jackets
Great Island Cavalry June 24th 1782
Captain Wallis Colthurst
Lieutenant William Colthurst
Cornet William Widenham
Adjutant Richard Donovan
Chaplain – ??
Surgeon Patrick Fitzgerald
Secretary John Roche
One Troop: Uniform Scarlet, green faced, gold epaulets., yellow buttons, white jackets edged black; furniture goatskin.


Cork Artillery
Captain Richard Hare, jun.
Lieutenant Francis Jones
One Company, two pieces, four-pounders
Uniform: Blue, faced scarlet, yellow buttons, gold lace

Imokilly Blue Artillery
Colonel Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald
Major Thomas Fitzgerald
One Company; two four-pounders.
Uniform: Blue, faced scarlet

True Blue, Cork, 1745
Colonel Richard Lord Shannon
Lieutenant Colonel Godfrey Baker
Lieutenant Colonel James Morrison
Major Michael Robert Westrop
Captain St. Leger Atkins
Captain John Thompson
Captain Francis Gray
Captain Richard Perry
Lieutenant Jasper Lucas
Lieutenant Charles Denroche
Chaplain William Johnson
Surgeon – ?? Davis, M.D.
Secretary John Terry
Four Companies, viz. one grenadier, two battalions, one light.
Uniform: Blue, laced silver, white buttons

Cork Boyne, 1776
Colonel John Bagwell
Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Lawton
Major John Bass
Captain Arthur Connel
Captain Thomas Chatterton
Captain James Chatteron
Captain Daniel McCarthy
Lieutenant : ?? Kearns
Lieutenant Robert Travers
Lieutenant James Chatterton, jun.
Chaplain Henry Sandiford
Surgeon Michael Busted
Four Companies – one grenadier, two battalions, one light
Uniform: Blue, faced blue, yellow buttons, gold epaulets and lace.

Mallow Boyne, May 1776
Colonel Sir James Laurence Cotter, bart.
Captain William Galway
Captain Edmund Spenser
Lieutenant Samuel Lloyde
Lieutenant Robert Kell
Ensign Edmund Carpenter
Surgeon John Faulkes
Quartermaster George Faulkes
One grenadier Company, one battalion
Uniform: Blue, edged buff, buff waistcoat and breeches, yellow buttons

Bandon Boyne, 1777
Colonel: ??
Captain: ??
Lieutenant: ??
Ensign John Loane
Chaplain: ?? Wright
Surgeon Richard Loane
Secretary Bernard Blake
One Company. Uniform: Blue edged buff, yellow buttons, buff waistcoat and breeches, gold epaulets

Carbery Independents, May 20th 1777
Captain Commanding William Beecher
Captain John Townsend
Lieutenant Lionel Fleming
Chaplain William Robinson
Surgeon Thomas Clarke
One company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced green, yellow buttons

Aughrim of Cork, 1777
Colonel Richard Longfield
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Herbert
Major Ebenezer Morison
Captain Rowland Morison
Captain M. Busted Westrop
Lieutenants and Ensigns not filled up
Chaplain : ?? Lee
Surgeon Samuel Hartwell
Three companies. Uniform Scarlet, faced scarlet, edged white

Loyal Newberry Musquiteers, June 1777
Colonel Adam Newman
Major John Newman
Captain Richard Foot
Captain George Foot
Lieutenant James Lombard
Lieutenant Edmund Lombard
Chaplain Henry Newman
Two companies – one grenadier, one light. Uniform: Scarlet, faced black

Cork Union, March, 1776
Captain Commandand Henry Hickman
Captain Benjamin Hayes
Captain Simon Cooke
Captain James Gregg
Captain : ?? Galway
Lieutenants and Ensigns not filled up.
Adjutant James Hudson
Chaplain Broderick Tuckey
Surgeon ?? Townsend M.D.
Secretary James Gregg
Four Companies, one grenadier, two battalions, one light. Uniform: Scarlet, faced green, yellow buttons.

Culloden Volunteers of Cork, March 23rd, 1778
Colonel Benjamin Bousfield
Lieutenant-Colonel and Major not named
Captain Henry Newsom
Captain Samson Jervais
Captain Isaac Jones
Lieutenants not named
Chaplain H. Baggs
Surgeon: ?? Potter
Three companies: one grenadier, one battalion, one light. Uniform: Blue, faced scarlet, yellow buttons, officers: gold epaulets

Ross Carbery Volunteers
Colonel Thomas Hungerford
Captain Michael Feend
Lieutenant William Morris
Lieutenant John Hungerford
Chaplain Henry Jones
One Company. Uniform, scarlet, faced blue.

Passage Union, March 29, 1778
Major Commandant Michael Parker
Captain Richard Roberts
Captain Charles Clarke
Captain Achilles Daunt
Lieutenants not recorded
Ensign Edward Ford
Adjutant William Atkins
Chaplain: ?? Austen
Surgeon Anthony Mann
Secretary Michael Ford
Three companies: one grenadier, one battalion , one light. Uniform: Scarlet, faced deep green, white buttons

Bandon Independants, March 29th , 1778
Colonel Francis Bernard
Captain Robert Sealy
Lieutenant Thomas Child
Adjutant George Kingston
Ensign john Traverse
Chaplain George Sealy
Surgeon Richard Loane
Secretary Richard Needham
One company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced black, gold epaulets, yellow buttons, green jackets, laced black.

Youghal Independent Blues, 1778
Colonel Robert Uniacke
Captain Richard Uniacke
Lieutenant Edward Green
Lieutenant Hugh Pollock
Lieutenant Samuel Nealore
Ensign Richard Seymour
Adjutant Samuel Nealore
Chaplain John Lawless
Surgeon John Sedgewick
Secretary John Scamadon
Two companies. Uniform: Blue, faced scarlet, edged white

Youghal Rangers, April 19th 1778
Lieutenant-Colonel Commandent Meade Hobson
Major John Swayne
Major Samuel Hobson
Major Thomas Browning
Major Samuel Freeman
First Lieutenant John Sedgewick jun
Second Lieutenant James Ellard, jun
Chaplain Jonas Pratt
Surgeon James Haigorm
Two Companies – one grenadier, one light. Uniform: Grass green, faced scarlet, gold lace and yellow buttons

Kingsale Volunteers, May 1st 1778
Colonel James Kearney
Captain Edmund Leary
Captain John Edward Heard
Lieutenant William Newman
Lieutenant Thomas Dunn
Lieutenant Robert Lander
Chaplain Hon. Gerald De Courcey
Adjutant Jos. Coleman
Surgeon Robert Smith
Secretary George Frith
Two companies: one battalion, one light. Uniform: Scarlet, faced buff

Kanturk Volunteers, May 1st 1778
Colonel John James Earl of Egmont
Lieutenant Colonel :??
Captain James Purcell (?)
Chaplain Charles Fennel
Surgeon Daniel Williams
One company. Uniform Scarlet, faced light blue

Hawke Union of Cove, May 9th, 1778
Captain Commandant William Dickson
Captain John Colthurst
Lieutenant William King Sleigh
Lieutenant Andrew Byrne
Lieutenant Ralph Sleigh
Chaplain: ?? Atterbury
Adjutant William King Sleigh
Surgeon James Sall
Secretary William Hannah
Uniform: Blue edged and lined buff, yellow buttons, buff waistcoat and breeches

Blackwater Rangers
Colonel Richard Aldworth
Lieutenant Colonel : ?? Stanard
Captain Lieutenant, Ensign not filled up.

Blarney Volunteers
Colonel George Jefferys
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gibbs
Captain William William
Captain Edward O’Donoghue
Captain Thomas Whally
Captain Samuel Townsend
Lieutenant Francis Cottral
Lieutenant William McCreight
Lieutenant Thomas Rubee
Chaplain Thomas Davies
Second Chaplain John Gibbs
Surgeon John Lee
Secretary Thomas Magin
Uniform: Scarlet, faced black, white buttons

Newmarket Rangers
Colonel Boyle Aldworth
Major William Allen
Captain Sentledger Aldworth
Chaplain Henry Weston
Surgeon Richard Graham
Secretary Laurence Curran
Uniform: blue, faced blue

Curriglass Volunteers, April 1779
Captain Commandant Peard Harrison Peard
Lieutenant Stephen Rolston
Chaplain: ?? Perceval
Secretary James Graham
One Company

Castlymartyr Society, May 1779
Captain William Hallaran
Lieutenant T.C. Wheble
One company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced pale

Inchigeelagh Volunteers, June 1st 1779
Captain Commandant Jasper Masters
Lieutenant John Boyle
Ensign Ben Swete
Chaplain Edward Weeks
Surgeon William Grainger
Secretary Henry Grainger
One light company. Uniform: blue, edged buff, buff waistcoat and breeches

Muskerry Volunteers, June 19th 1779
Captain Commandant Thos. Barker
Captain William Ashe
Lieutenant John Barter
Ensign Mathre Menheer
Chaplain Edward Synge Townsend
Surgeon Richard Grey,M.D.
Adjutant John Butler
One company. Uniform: Blue, edged buff, buff waistcoat and breeches

Doneraile Rangers, July 12th , 1779
Colonel Sentleger Lord Doneraile
Major Hon. Hayes Sentleger
Captain John Welstead
Lieutenant George Roberts
Adjutant Robert Atkins
Chaplain Hon. James Sentleger
Surgeon John Creagh, M.D.
Secretary James Hennessy
One Company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced green, yellow buttons, gold epaulets

Bantry Volunteers, July 12th 1779
Colonel Hamilton White
Captain Richard Blair
Lieutenant David Melifont
Ensign Henry Galway
Ensign John Young
Adjutant Henry Galway
Secretary Francis Hoskin
One Company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced white

Kilworth Volunteers, July 1779
Colonel Stephen Earl Mountcashel
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Hyde
Major John Hyde
Captain Robert Hendley
Lieutenant John Drew
Ensign Lord Kilworth
Adjutant Richard Whitford
Chaplain Hon. Robert Moore
Secretary Richard Whitford
One company. Uniform: Scarlet, faced green, yellow buttons

Mallow Independents, 1779
Colonel John Longfield
Captain George Stawell
Ensign Jonas Stawell
Adjutant and Secretary James Magrath
One Company. Uniform, Scarlet, faced green, yellow buttons

Youghall Union Fusileers, 1779
Major Commandant Thomas Green
Captain John Reeves
Captain William Jackson
Lieutenant Daniel Freeman
Captain Thomas Walshe
Captain James Green
Chaplain Richard Vincent
Surgeon Benjamin Jackson
Two Companies
Uniform: Scarlet, faced blue, edged white, white buttons

Duhallow Volunteers, October 1779
Colonel Broderick Chinery
Captain William Leader
Lieutenant Henry Leader
One company

Kinnelea and Kerrech Union, December 1779
Colonel Thomas Roberts
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Herrick
Major John Roberts
Captain Richard Townsend
Captain Thomas Daunt
Captain Michael B. Westrop
Lieutenant George Daunt
Lieutenant William Daunt
Lieutenant ?? Carey
Ensign ?? Peed
Three companies. Uniform Blue, edged white, white buttons

Charleville Volunteers
Colonel Chidley Coote
Major St. George Hatfield
Lieutenant ?? Sanders
Secretary George Hooper
Uniform: Blue lapelled, edged red.

Imokilly Blue Infantry
Coloonel Robert Uniack Fitzgerald

Castle Lyons Volunteers
Colonel ??????