Lord Crichton and Frendraught’s Regiment

Active1639
1644 to 1645
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Crichton and Frendraught
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Balfour 1644
Urry 1645

Covenanters serving with Montrose in the First Bishops’ War and opposing him in the First Civil War

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire
  • May: Skirmish at the Trot o’ Turriff
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen

1644

  • May: Join Argyll at Turiff
  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

1645

  • March: Crichton musters his followers
  • April: Join Urry at Enzie
  • May: Battle of Auldearn
  • May: Raid Strathbogie and Tullich

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

Likely not formally regimented, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

James Crichton, Lord Crichton and Viscount Frendraught

James Crichton was chief of the lowland Clan Crichton, he later joined Montrose and was captured at Carbisdale.

Strength

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