Earl Marischall’s Regiment of Horse

Active1639
1640
1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
Second Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl Marischall
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Marischal 1640
Hamilton 1648
Charles 1651

Scots Covenanter regiment of horse serving in the Bishops’ Wars and Second Civil War, raised again for the Third Civil War

Service History

1639

  • June: Battle of Megray Hill
  • June: Skirmish at Brig O’ Dee

1640

  • Raised anew in Aberdeenshire
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen

1648

  • May: Keith commissioned colonel of a troop of 80 Mearns and Aberdeenshire horse
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass?
  • August: Surrender at Uttoxeter?

1650

  • December: Marischal appointed colonel of horse for Aberdeen, Banff and Mearns

1651

  • Raised anew in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
  • April: Quarteed in the northeast
  • May: Assigned to Middleton's 4th Cavalry Brigade
  • August: Marischal captured at Alyth
  • September: Battle of Worcester?

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

Presumably if at Worcester they were led by another as Marischal had already been captured.

Flags

Notable Officers

William Keith, 7th Earl Marischal

Sir William Keith of Ludquharn

Lieutenant Colonel

Strength

  • 1640: 160 troopers
  • May 1648: Established at 80 men in a single troop
  • February 1651: 240 horse to be raised

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