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Colonel Harie Barclay’s Regiment of Foot

Active1645
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHarie Barclay
Area RaisedAberdeen
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