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 +====== Lord Boyd’s Regiment of Foot======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +
 +|**Active**|1640 to 1641|
 +|**Country**|Scotland|
 +|**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +|**Conflicts**|Second Bishops’ War|
 +|**Type**|Foot|
 +|**Colonel**|Lord Boyd|
 +|**Area Raised**|Ayrshire|
 +|**Coat Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1640-1 |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +// Covenanter foot forming part of Leslie’s army in the Second Bishops’ War//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1640====
 +  *Raised in Ayrshire
 +  *Join Leslie’s army at the Borders
 +  *August: Cross the Tweed at Coldstream
 +  *August: Take Newcastle
 +  *August to August 1641: Occupy Newcastle
 +  *November: Boyd dies
 +
 +====1641====
 +  *August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London
 +
 +=====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
 +
 +=====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Robert, 8th Lord Boyd====
 +A reluctant Covenanter, he died in November 1640, his successor is unknown, but possibly James, 9th Lord Boyd. 
 +====Major Hogg====
 +Frequented Abigail Wemyss, a notorious whore, and helped her evade prosecution. ​
 +=====Strength=====
 +  *500 men in 1640
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====