Lord Erskine’s Regiment of Foot

Active1639
1640 to 1641
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Erskine
Area RaisedPerthshire
Stirlingshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Leslie 1639
Leslie 1640-41

Covenanters serving with Montrose and Leslie in the First Bishops’ War and with Leslie in the Second

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Perthshire
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen
  • April: March to Join Leslie’s army at Dun’s Law
  • June: Standoff at Dun’s Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

1640

  • Raised anew in Stirlingshire
  • Join Leslie's army at Duns
  • August: Invade England, but not quartered at Newcastle

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

Contained Highlanders in the 1639 regiment.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

John, Lord Erskine

Strength

  • 1640: Estimated as 600 or 1000 foot in 10 companies

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