Sir Patrick Hepburn of Waughton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1640 to 1641
1644 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops' War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Patrick Hepburn
Sir Adam Hepburn
Area RaisedHaddington
East Lothian
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1640-41
Leven 1643-4
Garrison 1644-7

Later Sir Adam Hepburn of Humbie’s Regiment of Foot

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised in 1640, raised anew in 1643, forming part of the Earl of Leven's army

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Haddingtonshire
  • July to August: Quartered at Dunbar
  • August: Join Lelie at Duns Law
  • August to July 1641: Occupy Newcastle

1641

  • July to August: Occupy Durham
  • August: Return to Scotland and disband after the Treaty of London

1643

  • December: Raised anew in East Lothian

1644

  • January: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle
  • Quartered in northeast England

1645

  • Garrison of Newcastle?
  • Hepburn of Humbie replaces Hepburn of Waughton as Colonel

1646

  • Garrison of Newcastle?

1647

  • February: Disbanded in Scotland

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

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Sir Patrick Hepburn of Waughton

Sir Adam Hepburn of Humbie

Commissary General

Strength

  • February 1644: 10 companies
  • November 1645: 631 officers & men
  • December 1645: 644 officers & men
  • February 1646: 651 officers & men
  • April 1646: 899 officers & men
  • May 1646: 1000 officers & men
  • September 1646: 1030 officers & men

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