Viscount Kenmure’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644-1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelViscount Kenmure
Area RaisedKirkcudbright
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644
Middleton 1646

Covenanter Regiment of Foot serving at the sieges of Newcastle and Hereford, later serving in Scotland

Service History

1644

  • May: Raised in Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire and a company from Annandale
  • Assigned to Callendar's force
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle, guarding the bridge of boats

1645

  • May to June: Quartered at Linlithgow, then return to England
  • July to September: Siege of Hereford
  • Autumn: Return to Scotland
  • November: Allocated recruits from Dumfriesshire
  • December: Quartered in Perth

1646

  • January to April: Quartered at Aberdeen, perhaps detachment at Fyvie Castle
  • March: Siege of Kincardine Castle
  • Summer: Serving under Middleton
  • August: Half the regiment quartered at Selkirk

1647

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

On return to Scotland was brigaded with Colonel William Stewart’s Regiment of Foot serving under Middleton.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Presumably clad in the usual Scots hodden grey.

In April 1644 300 pikes and 600 muskets were ordered to be delivered to Kenmure.

Notable Officers

Viscount Kenmure

Robert Gordon, 4th Viscount Kenmure later supported the Royalists.

Strength

  • December 1645: 400 men

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