Colonel Archibald Douglas of Darroch’s Regiment of Foot

Active1650
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelArchibald Douglas
Area RaisedDumfriesshire
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Covenanter foot of the Third Civil War

Service History

1650

  • July: Douglas commissioned colonel of a regiment of foot to be raised in Dumfriesshire

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

Furgol suggests that the unit might have fought at Dunbar.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Archibald Douglas of Darroch

This man may be Archibald Douglas of Dornoch, a Dumfriesshire family. Archibald was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas, Knight of Dornoch, himself the 3rd son of Sir William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry

Strength

  • 1650: 900 foot to be levied

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Discussion

williamd, 23/11/2018 17:43
This man may be Archibald Douglas of Dornoch, a Dumfriesshire family.
Archibald was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas, Knight of Dornoch, himself the 3rd son of Sir William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry
tim, 25/11/2018 21:48
Thanks for the information williamd, I'll add it in above, must admit I know nothing about this unit apart from brief info in Furgol
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