Colonel Harie Maule’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646 to 1647
1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHarie Maule
Area RaisedMearns & Forfar
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648
Charles 1651

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War and raised again in the Third Civil War

Service History

1646

  • January: Maule governor of St Andrews Castle
  • May: Enter Northumberland
  • Gain a reputation for extortion in England

1647

  • February: Disbanded, though some are drafted into the Scots New Model Army

1648

  • May: Maule commissioned colonel and the regiment raised anew in the Mearns and Forfarshire
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

1650

  • December: Ordered to be levied

1651

  • Raised in the Mearns
  • April: Quartered at Dunfermline
  • May: Quartered at Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

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

Maule's regiment's service during the First Civil War is rather obscure, consisting mainly of complaints from the English they were quartered upon.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

The regiment’s flags in 1648 are thought to have been red with a white saltire and the inscription Couenant for Religion King and Kingdoms.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Harie Maule

Of Balmakellie, son of 1st Earl of Panmure

Strength

  • May 1648: Establishment of 600 men
  • August 1648: 128 surrender at Warrington
  • May 1651: 540 foot supposedly raised
  • June 1651: 575 soldiers
  • July 1651: 564 soldiers

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988