Colonel Alexander Dunbar of Westfield’s Highlanders

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHighlanders
ColonelAlexander Dunbar
Area RaisedMoray & Elgin
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Field ArmiesUrry 1645

Scots Highland contingent serving in the Bishops’ Wars and First Civil War

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Moray and Elgin
  • May: March on Aberdeen, but negotiate with the Royalists at Elgin and return home

1645

  • January to February: At Inverness as part of Seaforth’s force of highland levies
  • May: Join Urry
  • May: Battle of Auldearn

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

Probably not formally regimented, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Alexander Dunbar of Westfield

Sherriff of Moray

Strength

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