Essex Militia in Ireland in 1599

In 1599 the rebellion in Ireland led by Hugh O'Neil required the raising of extra forces for the British army now under the command of the Earl of Essex.

 On 10 August 1599 the Essex Justices of the Peace called a military parade of 3000 foot soldiers and 200 horse soldiers from the Essex Militia.

 Captain Henry Clare raised 150 men (45 pikemen, 45 musketeers, 45 cavalrymen and 15 halberdiers) at Chelmsford on 8 the March 1599. 

 Essex also provided a party of 25 light horsemen under the command of Sir Anthony Cooke.

Each man was armed with an open headpiece, front and rear leather armour, a long pistol , a sword and a girdle.

The uniform was an orange/tawny coat and hood lined with white baize and edged with white lace.

 George Fenner from London

Henry Waldegrave of Bures

Thomas Mewtisse of West Ham

John Waldegrave of Bures

John Pascall of Baddow

Danyell Sydaye of Bures

Ananyos Fisher of London

William West of London

Morgan Rychardes of London

John Foster of London

Rychard Woodhouse of Maldon

Phillippe Toppcliffe of Romford

Jeames Beadall of Baddow

Edward Vaughn of Baddow

Robert Tyrell of Ramsden

John Edwards of Boreham

John Badbie of Bury

Thomas Sheppeheard of Romford

John Baker of Hornchurch

Henry Sadde of London

Anthony Swallowe of London

John Hudson of Romford

Edward Charvell of Romford

John Wylett of Hornchurch

Randall Proctor of London