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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-alexander-gibson-of-durie [28/06/2014 23:53]
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 ====1643==== ====1643====
-  *Raised anew for Service in England ​by Gibson, but soon pass to Sinclair+  *July to August: ​Raised anew for Service in England ​
   *September: Taking of Berwick on Tweed   *September: Taking of Berwick on Tweed
  
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   *February: Siege of Newcastle   *February: Siege of Newcastle
   *March: Taking of Morpeth   *March: Taking of Morpeth
-  *March: Garrison of Morpeth (det)+  *March ​to May: Garrison of Morpeth (5 Coy under Somerville)
   *April to July: Siege of York   *April to July: Siege of York
-  *May: Besieged in Morpeth (det)+  *May: Besieged in Morpeth (5 Coy under Somerville), surrender 29th
   *2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor   *2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
   *July: Siege of York   *July: Siege of York
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
-Also known as the Lord Register'​s Regiment in 1641, Gibson holding this post. +Also known as the Lord Register'​s Regiment in 1641, Gibson holding this post. Raised ​anew by the Senators of the College of Justice in 1643 and known as the ‘Levied Regiment’ ​or the '​College of Justice Regiment'​. There are discrepancies in the regiment'​s history, between Furgol and Reid, with Furgol doubting the veracity of //Memoirs of the Somervilles//​ and instead proposing that the regiment was always commanded by Sinclair. Gibson, if he did command, ​does not seem to have remained in command very long before the regiment was taken over by Lord Sinclair. 
-Raised by the Senators of the College of Justice in 1643 and known as the ‘Levied Regiment’. ​ Gibson does not seem to have remained in command very long before the regiment was taken over by Lord Sinclair. Sinclair had previously raised his own regiment in 1640, which had gone on to serve in Ireland. The Levied Regiment, after taking Morpeth, left five companies in garrison under Lt Col Summerville, while the remaining five companies joined Leven’s Army for the Marston Moor campaign. ​Summerville’s detachment sustained heavy losses while besieged at Morpeth, so after Marston Moor the regiment was reduced into Lord Sinclair’s old regiment ​of foot, which had returned from Ireland. ​+ 
 +Sinclair had previously raised his own regiment in 1640, which had gone on to serve in Ireland. The Levied Regiment, after taking Morpeth, left five companies in garrison under Lt Col Somerville, while the remaining five companies joined Leven’s Army for the Marston Moor campaign. ​Somerville’s detachment sustained heavy losses while besieged at Morpeth ​and after surrendering returned to Scotland. After Marston Moor the regiment was reduced into [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​lord-sinclair|Lord Sinclair’s old Regiment ​of Foot]] ​which had returned from Ireland. ​
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie==== ====Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie====
 ====Lord Sinclair==== ====Lord Sinclair====
-====Lt Col. James Summerville====+====Lt Col. James Somerville====
 =====Strength==== =====Strength====
 ===Second Bishops'​ War===  ​ ===Second Bishops'​ War===  ​
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   *1 regimental scribe   *1 regimental scribe
   *506 privates in 4 companies   *506 privates in 4 companies
 +===First Civil War=== 
 +  *1643: Allegedly 1200 writer-apprentices,​ servants and trades-youths 
 +  *1644: 10 companies 
 +  *March 1644: 500 men in 5 companies with Somerville at Morpeth, 5 companies with Leven under Lumsden
  
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======