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Sir William Douglas’ Regiment of Foot

Active1640
1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir William Douglas
Area RaisedTeviotdale
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Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter foot guarding the Borders during the Second Bishops’ War

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Teviotdale
  • Guard the Borders against possible English incursion, based at Gerat

1644

  • April: Rendezvous at Douglas
  • May: Raid Cumberland
  • Disbanded

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

Unlikely to have been formally organised, Furgol labels them a 'retinue'.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Douglas

Sir William Douglas of Cavers, Sherriff of Teviotdale

Strength

  • 1640: 160 men

See Also