Lord Balcarres’ Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Balcarres
Area RaisedFife
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639

Covenanter horse defending Fife, then reinforcing Leslie, during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Fife
  • May: Quartered in Fife in case of a landing by Hamilton’s fleet
  • May: Join Leslie’s army at Dun’s Law
  • June: Standoff at Dun’s Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Balcarres

David Lindsay, 1st Lord Balcarres died in 1641, not to be confused with his son the second Lord and First Earl.

Strength

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