John Forbes of Lairgy’s Troop of Horse

Active1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
Captain John Forbes
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBalfour 1644

Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen

Service History

1644

  • September: Battle of Aberdeen

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

Notable Officers

John Forbes of Lairgy

Captured at Aberdeen, he was freed upon parole but couldn't secure a release of Royalist prisoners in exchange, so honourably returned to captivity with Montrose, who soon released him anyway. He may have fought later under Lord Forbes.

Strength

A single troop

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