Wednesday, 31 October 2012

RP No 97 NYW/Jacobite Sir Maurice Eustace



Another foot regt for my Jacobite army, only two more to go!!  That will make 12 infantry regiments in all making 3 brigades of 4 or 4 brigades of 3!
Once again information was very hard to come by.
Sir Maurice Eustace’s foot,  had 13 companies which was the standard size in the English Army establishment and were raised in the Leinster area. They were present at the Seige of Limerick in 1690 and at Ballymore Fort in 1691, they were not listed as present with King James’ army at Cookstown on 24th June 1690, just 1 week before the Battle of the Boyne, so may not have been present there. They are listed as being present with the army at the Battle of Aughrim, but its not sure if they actually fought there.

I found this little snippet of info and thought I'd include it:

The History of the County of Dublin
 By John D'Alton
In 1688 Sir Maurice Euctace, son of the Chancellor and grandson of William Fitz John Euctace of Castlemartin, was Col of the 19th regt of foot in King James’ service at Derry, while in the last Parliament convened by that monarch James Euctace and Maurice Euctace were representatives for the borough if Blesssington.
A remarkable inquisition  of 1990 states, that Francis and Oliver Eustace  had been in actual rebellion in 1689, and after that Battle “in English called The Battle of the Boyne”, departed with Richard Earl of Tyrconnell, William Earl of Limerick and other traitors and malefactors, then in rebellion, to other rebels and traitors beyond the river, “in English called the river Shannon” and there continued, &c. And the jury thereupon found their possessions as the consequent right of King William.





44 comments:

  1. I really like this unit, esp their flags ;)

    Cheers

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  2. Yep, flag is top notch, even better than usual.

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  3. wuao!! really nice
    I love it !



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  4. Great history andregiment. So what after these then?

    Ian

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    1. I've still got a few horse regts to do, then....????

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  5. "...on a quiet,, muggy and breezeless morning, just upwind from Old Muley, the foot regiment of Sir Eustace finished their drill practice and prepared to remove their hats and coats and to wait patiently for a refreshing breeze to mercifully descend upon their sticky wet bodies and bring a long awaited revitalizing respite."

    Well painted and displayed, Sir Ray.

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    1. I don't know what to say Jay???

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    2. Don't say anything, Ray...just enjoy the moment!

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  6. Difficult to make a comment after Jay!
    Yellow and red, two wonderful colours and, Ray, you did a great work on this unit, flag and painting!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  7. Another nice addition, flags are good as always

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  8. Excellent work, Ray. It seems that once you hit that twelve threshold with Horse & Musket units it really feels like you have an army, doesn't it? Its a bit of a slog but it sure looks great when they're all arrayed. Well done!

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    1. Totally agree, 12 foot regts means enough for a decent sized battle!!!

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  9. Splendid job Ray. Again your attention to historical detail is greatly appreciated by this Irish girl. Those flags are some of your best work!

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  10. This is a piece of art. Great work Ray.

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  11. Terrific job Ray. You should hire Jay to make sth out of his talent in writing (and painting also) and your talent in painting this 17th century figs. I can see a new kinda 'Barry Lyndon' on the way....:)

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  12. yet again , yet again.nice one Ray.

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  13. Excellent painted unit Ray!

    The flags are so....yellow! And they're on fire! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
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  14. An really wonderful unit there Ray, great flags and love the history

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  15. They look great! And ready for battle.

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  16. Very nice of that jury to legitimize the confiscations, but ultimately the cannon decide who are the malefactors and traitors.

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  17. Excellent work there Ray. That flag is sweet!

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  18. Fantastic work here Ray. Really like the flags.

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  19. Another fabulous looking unit Ray, you just keep getting better an better Sir.

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  20. Well done Ray! Even if info was hard to come by you managed to find interesting things nonetheless!

    Christopher

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  21. I'm afraid to ask this question for fear of getting laughed right off this page...but, I'll take my chances: Did you paint the flags?

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    1. Nope I didn't paint it, I made it on MS Paint.

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    2. Ohhhh. Thank you for not laughing at my ignorance. The flags are my favorite because of the detail in them. In MS Paint, it still takes tremendous talent. Great job, Ray!

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  22. Great regiment and flags Ray.

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  23. Would be good to see some pictures of these when they are all brigaded together. Always a nice touch with the history attachment.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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