Captain Arthur Forbes of Echt’s Troop of Horse

Active1640
1644
1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops' War
First Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
Captain Arthur Forbes
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMunro 1640
Balfour 1644

Covenanter troop of horse disbanded for plundering in the Second Bishops' War, then opposing Montrose at Aberdeen in the First Civil War

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire
  • July: Siege of Strathbogie Castle
  • July: Taking of Spynie Palace?
  • July: Disbanded by Munro for excessive plundering

1644

  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

1648

  • June: Apparently re-ativated, the troop quarters 24 horse at Lesmoir

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

Notable Officers

Arthur Forbes of Echt

Strength

  • A single troop

See Also