Earl of Erroll’s Regiment of Horse

Active1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Erroll
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Mearns
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Covenanter cavalry raised in the Second and Third Civil Wars and fighting at Worcester

Service History

1648

  • May: Errol commissioned colonel of a troop of Aberdeenshire horse
  • September: Likely disbanded

1650

  • December: Erroll commissioned colonel of horse for Kincardine, Aberdeen and Banffshire

1651

  • Raised in the Mearns
  • April: Quartered in the northeast
  • May: Assigned to Massey’s 5th Cavalry Brigade
  • May: Quartered in Aberdeenshire
  • August: Levying troops north of the Tay
  • 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 Erroll

Gilbert Hay, 11th Earl of Erroll was only 17 years old in 1648, nevertheless he held the hereditary position of High Constable of Scotland.

Strength

  • May 1648: A single troop of 80 men

See Also