Master of Caithness’ Highland Levies

Active1645
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelMaster of Caithness
Area RaisedCaithness
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesArgyll 1645

Covenanter highland levy fighting at Inverlochy, raised anew in the Third Civil War

Service History

1645

  • February: Battle of Inverlochy

1650

  • December: Master of Caithness commissioned colonel of foot for Caithness

1651

  • Re-raised in Caithness
  • April: Arrive at Stirling, quartered at Forgandenny, Inchture and Rossvens
  • 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

In 1644 they were part of the force of Highland levies led by the Earl of Seaforth.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Francis Sinclair, Master of Caithness

Son of George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness

Strength

  • July 1651: 644 soldiers
  • July 1651: 637 soldiers

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