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Lord Boyd’s Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelLord Boyd
Area RaisedLanarkshire
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639

Covenanter horse from Lanarkshire, part of Leslie’s army during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • May: Raised in Hamilton and Monkland, Lanarkshire
  • Join Leslie’s army at Dun’s Law
  • June: Standoff at Dun’s Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

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

Armed with pistol and carbines.

Notable Officers

Lord Boyd

Robert,8th Lord Boyd

Strength

  • May 1639: Ordered to raise2-300 horse

See Also