Earl of Dunfermline’s Regiment of Horse

Active1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Dunfermline
Area RaisedFife
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648?
Charles 1651

Covenanter cavalry troop of the Second Civil War and a regiment raised in the Third Civil War and fighting at Worcester

Service History

1648

  • May: Dunfermline commissioned colonel and a troop raised in Fife
  • September: Likely disbanded

1651

  • January: Dunfermline commissioned colonel of horse for Fife
  • April: Quartered in Fife
  • June: Troopers accused of fornication at Dunfermline with Janet Campbell and Katherine Bulbie, a vile harlot
  • May: Assigned to Montgomerie's 2nd Cavalry Brigade
  • 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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Dunfermline

Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline was a Royalist, accompanying Charles to the Netherlands in 1649-50.

Strength

  • May 1648: established as a single troop of 80 horse

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