Order to raise Voluntiers for Munster – 16421005

Whereas the Forces of Horse and Foot, Voluntiers, which shall be sent over into Ireland by Force of an Act made this present Session of Parliament (intituled, an Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of the Rebels in His Majesty’s Kingdom of Ireland to their due Obedience to His Majesty and the Crown of England), may, by virtue of the said Act, be raised by the Direction of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled: It is therefore Ordered, Established, and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That Two Thousand Foot Soldiers, Voluntiers, besides Officers, shall and may forthwith be raised, for the aforesaid Expedition; and, for the better effecting thereof, the several Officers of the Field and Captains hereafter named videlicet, the Right Honourable Patrick Lord Kerry Colonel, Wm. St. Leger Lieutenant Colonel, Wm. Peasely Serjeant Major, Agmundisham Muschampe, Richard Fitsmorris, William Hide, Thomas Badneadge, Richard Auldworth, Henry de Lawne, and Henry Fletcher, all Captains of Foot, and their several Lieutenants, Ensigns, and other Officers, shall and may have Liberty to beat up Drums, in all Places within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and thereby to raise and levy Two Hundred Soldiers, Voluntiers, for each of the said Ten Captains, to be conducted to Mynhead, or Bristoll, with all possible Speed, and from thence to be transported to Corke, or Kinsale, in Ireland, for the Service of Munster, and there to receive their Arms: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That One Thousand of the said Two Thousand Soldiers, to be equally taken out of each Company, upon their Landing in Munster, shall be for the recruiting of the Regiments already there; and the other Thousand shall be the Regiment of the said Lord Kerry, and shall be under the Command of the Chief Governor of Munster, and the Chief Governor of Ireland, for the Time being; and the said Lord of Kerry, and his said Regiment, shall have Power to invade, subdue, kill, and slay, the said Rebels, and to do and perform all such Acts and Things which shall conduce to the subduing of the said Rebels, according to such Commands as shall be given from Time to Time by the said Governor, or either of them.

Source: Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 32.