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Earl of Kellie’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Kellie
Area RaisedFife
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignRed saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

  • May: Kellie commissioned to raise 750 men in Fife and Kinross
  • July: Preston campaign
  • July: Skirmish at Penrith?
  • July: Skirmish at Appleby?
  • July: Skirmish at Stainmore?
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

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 and Equipment

The regiment’s flags are thought to have been yellow with a red saltire and the inscription Couenant for Religion King and Kingdoms.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Earl of Kellie

Strength

  • May 1648: Established at 750 men
  • August 1648: 110 officers and men surrender at Warrington

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988