Lord Kintail’s Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Kintail
Area RaisedNorthern Scotland
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Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Covenanter regiment of foot of the Third Civil War fighting at Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Kintail commissioned colonel of foot, despite being only 15 years old

1651

  • Raised in Northern Scotland, despite difficulties due to plundering by Argyll's men
  • May: March south via Badenoch and Inchyra
  • June: Arrive with the army at Stirling
  • Brigaded with the Master of Lovat’s foot
  • September: Battle of Worcester

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

Lord Kintail

Kenneth Mackensie, son and heir of the 2nd Earl of Seaforth. Despite being only 15, he led the regiment at Worcester, with the help of his uncles. He was captured and imprisoned until 1660.

Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine

Brother of Seaforth and uncle of Kintail, he was Lieutenant Colonel.

Simon Mackenzie of Lochslin

Major of the regiment, he was another of Kintail's uncles.

Strength

  • June 1651: 800 men
  • June 1651: 300 more recruits received
  • June 1651: 982 foot

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