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-======Tutor of Lovat’s Regiment of Foot======+======Master ​of Lovat’s Regiment of Foot======
  
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-|**Active**|1650 to 1651|+|**Active**|1649 to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
 |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650| |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650|
 +| |Charles 1651|
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 +**Also known as the Tutor of Lovat'​s or Lord Fraser'​s Regiment of Foot**
 +
 +//​Covenanter Highlanders of Clan Fraser fighting at Dunbar and Worcester//
  
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 ====1649==== ====1649====
-  *+  *February: Inverness lost to Mackenzie of Pluscardine'​s Royalist rising, Sir James Fraser of Brea, the governor, was absent in the south 
 +  *Lt Hugh Fraser holds Lovat Castle with 100 men, while 200 of the clan are at Strathspey
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  * Raised ​in Inverness-shire+  *July: Sir James Fraser of Brea commissioned colonel to raise a regiment ​in Inverness-shire 
 +  *Join Leslie'​s army
   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar (det of ~3 coy) //~100 men//   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar (det of ~3 coy) //~100 men//
 +  *Sir James Fraser of Brea dies soon after Dunbar, likely of wounds sustained at the battle
 +  *December: Alexander Fraser, Master and Tutor of Lovat, is given command, though possibly as Lt Col to the 7 year old Lord Lovat
 ====1651==== ====1651====
-  *Recruiting taking place +  *April: ​Recruiting taking place, 800 men muster at Inverness and the Tutor selects 400 of them for service in the unit 
-  *Remain in Scotland+  *May: Arrive at Stirling after marching via Badenoch and Appin 
 +  *September: Battle of Worcester ​
  
 =====Notes==== =====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
 +
 +Hugh Fraser, 7th Lord Lovat, had led his [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​lord-lovat|clansmen]] on behalf of the Covenanters but died in 1646. His son and heir, Hugh Fraser, 8th Lord Lovat was only born in 1643. Therefore it fell to the Master and Tutor to lead the clan regiment during the time of the Third Civil War. The regiment was known as the Master of Lovat'​s,​ the Tutor of Lovat'​s or Lord Fraser'​s Foot. 
 +
 =====Coats and Flags===== =====Coats and Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 A list of officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1 A list of officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1
-====James Fraser, ​Master ​of Lovat====+ 
 +====Sir James Fraser ​of BreaTutor of Lovat==== 
 +Appears to be in command of the Lovat Frasers following the death of 7th Lord Lovat in 1646. He died, likely of wounds, soon after the Battle of Dunbar.
 ====Thomas Fraser==== ====Thomas Fraser====
 Lieutenant Colonel, brother of James Lieutenant Colonel, brother of James
 +====Alexander Fraser, Master and Tutor of Lovat====
 +Master of Lovat from 1643, he took over the unit and the title of Tutor of Lovat after the death of Sir James Fraser. He may have been Colonel in his own right, or Lieutenant Colonel to Lord Lovat. He was captured at Worcester but managed to escape. ​
 +====Hugh Lovat, 8th Lord Lovat====
 +Born in 1643, he was perhaps titular Colonel at the age of 7 in 1650. 
  
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *February 1649: Around 300, 100 at Lovat Castle, 200 at Strathspey
 +  *July 1650: 750 levies ordered
 +  *April 1651: 400 men in 6 or 7 companies
 +  *June 1651: 528 men
 +  *July 1651: 522 common soldiers
 +
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====