Earl of Roxburgh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Roxburgh
Area RaisedBorders
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignYellow saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

  • May: Roxburgh commissioned colonel to raise 1000 foot from Selkirk and Roxburgh
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

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 and Equipment

The regiment’s flags are thought to have been red with a yellow saltire and the inscription for Couenant Religion King and Kingdoms.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburgh

Roxburgh was aged 79 in 1648, therefore didn't lead the regiment in person.

Andrew Ker

Led the regiment on the Preston campaign as Lt Col

Strength

  • May 1648: Plan to raise 1000 men
  • August 1648: 2 officers and 34 men surrender at Warrington

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988