Sir William Forbes of Monymusk’s Regiment

Active1639
1640
1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
First Civil War
TypeFoot?
ColonelSir William Forbes
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Marischal 1640

Scots Covenanter contingent from Aberdeenshire serving in the First and Second Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen
  • June: Defend the Forbes’ lands

1640

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen

1644

  • April: Garrison Monymusk House
  • April: Join Argyll at Dunottar Castle
  • Serve with Argyll, then disband
  • September: Raised again
  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

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

Probably not formally regimented, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir William Forbes of Monymusk

Strength

See Also