Lord Elcho’s Regiment of Foot

Active1639
1640 to 1641
1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops' War
Second Bishops' War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Elcho
Area RaisedFife
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Leslie 1640-41
Elcho 1644
Balfour of Burleigh 1644

Covenanter Regiment of Foot fighting for Montrose in 1639 and Fife levies fighting against Montrose in 1644

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Fife
  • March: Occupy Aberdeen

1640

  • June to July: Raised anew in Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • July: Join Leslie's army at Duns
  • August to August 1641: Occupy Newcastle

1641

  • August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London

1644

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

Perhaps quartered in Fife after March 1639. Suffered heavy losses at Aberdeen in 1644

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

David Lord Elcho

Strength

  • 1640: 350 men by an English account, 700 men according to family records

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