Earl of Rothes’ Regiment of Foot

Active1639
1640 to 1641
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Rothes
Area RaisedFife
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639
Leslie 1640-41

Scots Covenanter regiment of foot serving in the Bishops’ Wars

Service History

1639

  • Two regiments raised from Fife with command shared between Lindsay, Sinclair and Rothes
  • June: Join Leslie’s army at Duns Law
  • June: Standoff at Duns Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

1640

  • Raised in Fife
  • August: March into England
  • August to August 1641: Occupy Newcastle

1641

  • August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London

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

Notable Officers

Earl of Rothes

John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes died in 1641 while serving as a commissioner in London.

Strength

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