Lord Livingstone’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Livingstone
Area RaisedStirling
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1644-7

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England

Service History

1643

  • August: Livingstone commissioned to raise the regiment from Stirling and Dumbarton

1644

  • January: Join Leven's army
  • March: Storm of South Shields Fort (Lt Col Bruce)
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to August: Quartered in Yorkshire
  • August to October: Siege of Newcastle

1645

  • July to September: Siege of Hereford
  • Quartered in Yorkshire
  • October to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Surrender of Newark
  • Quartered in Durham

1647

  • February: Disbanded in Scotland

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

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Lord Livingstone

Strength

  • January 1644: 1000 men
  • Siege of York: 8 companies
  • Siege of Newcastle: 10 companies
  • January 1646: 230 soldiers & 14 sick
  • March 1646: 370 men
  • April 1646: 468 men

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