Colonel Harie Barclay’s Regiment of Foot

Active1645
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHarie Barclay
Area RaisedAberdeen
Perth & Dundee
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Covenanter regiment of foot in garrison at Aberdeen during the First Civil War. Also a garrison regiment at Burntisland in 1651

Service History

1645

  • November: Raised to garrison Aberdeen

1651

  • June: Barclay appointed governor of Burntisland to be garrisoned by new recruits from Perth and Dundee
  • July: Levies in progress, though uncertain how many joined the unit
  • July: Burntisland surrendered on the 29th

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

Possibly dragoons in 1645.

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

Harie Barclay

Strength

  • July 1651: 210 Perthshire men levied
  • July 1651: 590 more levies ordered

See Also