Colonel Alexander Forbes of Boydlie’s Regiment

Active1639
1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
First Civil War
TypeFoot?
ColonelAlexander Forbes
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
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Flag Colour
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Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Argyll 1644
Balfour 1644

Covenanters serving with Montrose in the First Bishops’ War then against him in the First Civil War

Service History

1639

  • March: Raised in Aberdeenshire
  • May: Skirmish at the Trot o’ Turriff
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen
  • May: March to Gight house via Udny and Kellie House
  • Return to Buchan

1644

  • April: Garrison Pitsligo Castle
  • April: Join Argyll at Dunottar Castle
  • May: Return home
  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

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

Also known as the Tutor of Pitsligo’s. Probably not formally regimented, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Alexander Forbes of Boyndlie

Tutor of Pitsligo

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