Captain Alexander Keith of Ludquharn’s Troop of Horse

Active1644 to 1645
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainAlexander Keith
Area RaisedAberdeen & Mearns
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBalfour 1644
Argyll 1644

Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen and Fyvie

Service History

1644

  • July: Raised in Aberdeenshire and the Mearns
  • September: Battle of Aberdeen
  • October: Battle of Fyvie
  • October: 'English' troop serving with Ramsey
  • Garrison of Aberdeen

1645

  • March: Skirmish at Brig o' Dee

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

Keith raised one troop for service in England and one for Scotland in 1644, very little is known of the troop in England.

Flags

Notable Officers

Alexander Keith of Ludquharn

Brother of the Earl Marischal. Supposedly he was killed at Fyvie.

Strength

  • 1644: A single troop each for service in Scotland and England

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