Sir Alexander Abercrombie of Birkinbog’s Troop of Horse

Active1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Captain Abercrombie of Birkinbog
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBalfour 1644
Urry 1645

Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen and later at Auldearn and Alford

Service History

1644

  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

1645

  • May: Battle of Auldearn
  • July: Battle of Alford
  • Garrison of Kemnay

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 a formally organised troop, Furgol labels them a retinue.

Flags

Notable Officers

Abercrombie of Birkinbog

Both Sir Alexander Abercrombie of Birkinbog and his son Alexander Abercrombie of Birkinbog were appointed to the Aberdeenshire committee and either could have led their troop.

Strength

A single troop

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