Earl of Lothian’s Regiment of Foot for Service in England

Active1643 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Lothian
Area RaisedTeviotdale
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesLeven 1644

Scots Covenanter regiment of foot serving in England during the First Civil War

Service History

1643

  • August Lothian commissioned colonel, raised in Teviotdale & Selkirkshire

1644

  • January: Join Leven's army
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April: Siege of York
  • May: Ordered to Sunderland
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor?
  • July: Siege of York
  • July: Quartered in Yorkshire
  • August to October: Siege of Newcastle
  • Quartered in Durham

1645

1646

1647

  • February: Disbanded in Scotland

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

Although the regiment was not at the siege of Newark, Lothian was and took King Charles I into custody at Southwell.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Earl of Lothian

Strength

  • January 1644: 10 companies
  • November 1645: 600 men
  • March 1646: 532 men
  • June 1646: 770 men
  • September 1646: 795 men

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