Colonel Hugh Frazer’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
Horse
ColonelHugh Frazer
Area RaisedScotland
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-4

Covenanter Regiment of Dragoons raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army, later became a Regiment of Horse

Service History

1643

  • Raised

1644

  • February: Battle of Corbridge (3 coy)
  • February: Skirmish at Ovingham
  • March: Battle of Penshaw Hill
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • May: Attempt to relieve Morpeth with Colonel Michael Weldon’s Regiment of Horse
  • May: Skirmish at Northallerton?
  • May to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • August: At Doncaster
  • August: Siege of Newcastle
  • September: Part of Leslie's force in Cumbria
  • October to July 1645: Siege of Carlisle

1645

  • August to September: Siege of Hereford?
  • 13th September: Battle of Philiphaugh
  • September: Quarter at Aberdeen and Banff
  • October: Converted to a regiment of horse
  • December to May 1646: Siege of Newark (det of 38 men)

1646

  • January to May: Quarter in Yorkshire, becoming disorderly
  • May: Still in England but quarter further north

1647

  • February: Disbanded at Kelso, apart from Colonel Frazer's troop that continues as part of the Scots New Model Army

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

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Col Hugh Frazer

Strength

  • May 1644: 4 companies
  • June-July 1644: Increased to 7 companies
  • September 1645: Approximately 450 after Philiphaugh

See Also

Frazer's Dragoons are re-enacted by Colonel Hugh Fraser's Dragoones of the Sealed Knot.