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Earl of Traquair’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1645
ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelEarl of Traquair
Lord Linton
Area RaisedPeebles
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1645

Troop sent to and deserting from Montrose’s army in 1645, then a Covenanter regiment of horse raised by the Engagers in 1648

Service History


  • September: Traquair sends a troop of horse under his son, Lord Linton, to join Montrose’s army
  • September: Lord Linton and his troop desert Montrose on the eve of the Battle of Philiphaugh


  • May: Traquair commissioned Colonel of a troop of 80 horse to be raised in Peebles and Dumfries
  • Traquair allegedly raises a whole regiment of 600 horse
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Serving under Middleton
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Flee with Hamilton from Warrington to Malpas where Traquair and his son, Lord Linton, are captured


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


Notable Officers

Earl of Traquair

Lord Linton

Traquair's son, also named John Stewart, he was suspected of betraying Montrose’s whereabouts to Leslie prior to Philiphaugh


  • 1645: One troop
  • 1648: One troop of 80 authorised; 600 horse allegedly raised

See Also