Marquis of Huntly’s Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelMarquis of Huntly
Area RaisedAberdeen & Banff
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Field Armies

Scots regiment of foot of the Third Civil War remaining in Scotland

Service History

1651

  • June: Ordered to be raised from heritors in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
  • July: Ordered to Stirling but instead remain in Northern Scotland recruiting
  • August: Rendezvous with Balcarres
  • September to October: Quarter at Rothiemay
  • November: Surrender to the English

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

Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquis of Huntly

Lord Lewis Gordon the third son of George Gordon, 2nd Marquis of Huntly succeeded his father as 3rd Marquis of Huntly in 1649. He served in the Lord Gordon’s Regiment of Horse for the Royalists in the First Civil War and has been characterised as either heroic or rash to the point of insanity during that time. In contrast he achieved little in 1651.

Strength

  • august 1651: 1000 men

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