Colonel James Lyon of Auldbarr’s Regiment of Foot

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeFoot
ColonelJames Lyon
Area RaisedForfarshire
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Field Armies Montrose 1639

Covenanters serving under Montrose during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • March: Raised in Forfarshire
  • April: At Aberdeen, confiscate magazine of Old Aberdeen
  • April: Depart Aberdeen with Montrose
  • June: Battle of Megray Hill ?
  • June: Skirmish at Big o’ Dee ?

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

Probably served under Montrose in May and June after leaving Aberdeen

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

James Lyon of Auldbarr

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