Lord Kilpont’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Kilpont
Area RaisedPerthshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1644

Scots regiment of foot raised for the Covenanters but defecting to Montrose

Service History

1644

  • August: Raised 500 Highlanders in Perthshire and Monteith
  • September: Stationed at Hill of Buchanty, they are surprised by Montrose and defect to the Royalists
  • 1st September: Battle of Tippermuir - 500 men
  • September: Disperse after the death of Kilpont

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

Flags, Coats and Equipment

Raised as a Covenanter militia regiment to defend Perthshire from the Royalists, they may have been un-uniformed or dressed in the typical Scots hodden grey. At Tippermuir Kilpont commanded the bowmen of Montrose's force, probably including those from his own regiment. There is some controversy as to whether Kilpont's were armed entirely with bows, a mixture of weapons, or more conventionally with pike and muskets.

Notable Officers

John Graham, Lord Kilpont

Lord Kilpont, or Kinpont, was murdered by Major Stewart after Tippermuir

Lt Col Sir John Drummond

Major James Stewart of Ardvorlich

Killed Kilpont.

Strength

  • August 1644: 500 men

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