Lord Sinclair’s Troop of Horse

Active1644
1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeHorse
CaptainLord Sinclair
Area RaisedFife
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644

Covenanter independent troop of horse raised for service in England in 1644, then raised again and remaining in Scotland in 1648

Service History

1644

  • Spring: Raised for service in England
  • June: Join Callendar's army
  • November: Paid

1648

  • May: Sinclair commissioned colonel of a troop of 80 Fife horse
  • September: At Stirling
  • September: Disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

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

No further mention of First Civil War service has been discovered after November 1644. In 1648 the troop appears to have remained in Scotland with Lanark's forces.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Sinclair

John Sinclair, 9th Lord Sinclair

Strength

  • May 1648: Sinclair authorised to recruit one troop of 80 horse

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