Alexander Keith of Ludquharn’s Regiment

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeFoot?
ColonelAlexander Keith
Area RaisedBuchan
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Field ArmiesMontrose 1639

Scots Covenanter contingent from Buchan serving in the Aberdeen area in the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Buchan
  • May: Skirmish at the Trot o’ Turriff
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen
  • May: Capture Foveran and Lockhall House
  • June: Skirmish at Brig o’ Dee?
  • June: Occupy Aberdeen?
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

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’.

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Notable Officers

Alexander Keith of Ludquharn

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