Lord Crichton’s Troop of Horse

Active1644 to 1647
1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainLord Crichton
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
Banffshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBalfour 1644
Argyll 1644

Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen and Fyvie

Service History

1644

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
  • September: Battle of Aberdeen
  • October: Battle of Fyvie?

1645

  • Fredraught's horse paid by the Estates

1646

1647

1648

  • May: Frendraught commissioned colonel of a troop of 80 Aberdeen and Banff horse
  • September: Likely disbanded

Notes

A brief 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

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

James, Lord Crichton and Frendraught

Strength

  • A single troop
  • 1648: 80 men

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