Earl of Seaforth’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelEarl of Seaforth
Area Raised
Coat Colour
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Flag Design
Field Armies

Unit of dragoons commissioned in 1648 that might not have actually materialised

Service History

1648

  • August: Seaforth commissioned to raise 300 dragoons to be sent to Perth in September
  • August: Allegedly Seaforth leads 4000 men towards Lanark but returns for the harvest (based on a single reference in a family history)

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

This unit, although commissioned, likely never existed, considering Seaforth's unreliability and the lack of references to it thereafter.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

George Mackenzie, Second Earl of Seaforth

Earl of Seaforth, chief of Clan Mackenzie was widely regarded as excessively duplicitous, making and breaking alliances with both Montrose and the Covenanters.

Strength

  • August 1648: 300 dragoons authorised

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