Earl of Glencairn’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Glencairn
Area RaisedRenfrew
Ayr
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter horse to be raised in June 1651

Service History

1651

  • June: Glencairn commissioned colonel for horse from Renfrewshie and Ayrshire
  • If raised, remain in Scotland

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

Uncertain whether this unit was actually raised, it didn’t fight at Worcester.

Flags

Notable Officers

Earl of Glencairn

William Cunningham, 5th Earl of Glencairn led Glencairn’s rising in 1653.

Strength

  • June 1651: 200 troopers to be levied

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