Earl of Callendar’s Lifeguard Troop of Horse

Active1644 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainEarl of Callendar
Rollo
Area RaisedStirling?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644

Callendar’s Lifeguard troop serving on his campaign on the Borders in 1644

Service History

1644

  • Spring: Raised, perhaps at Stirling
  • June: Taking of Lumley Castle?
  • June: Taking of Morpeth
  • July: Taking of Hartlepool
  • July: Taking of Stockton-On-Tees?
  • July: Taking of Gateshead?
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle
  • October: Quartered in Stirlingshire

1646

  • June to July: Quartered in Durham
  • July: Quartered in Northumberland

1647

  • Disbanded

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

Likely accompanied Callendar during his campaign.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Callendar

Capt Rollo

Or Rollock?

Strength

A single troop

See Also