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Colonel Harie Maule’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646 to 1647
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
Third Civil War
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


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


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


  • 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


  • December: Ordered to be levied


  • Raised in the Mearns
  • April: Quartered at Dunfermline
  • July: Battle of Inverkeithing?
  • Quartered at Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester?


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


  • May 1648: Establishment of 600 men
  • August 1648: 128 surrender at Warrington

See Also

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