Marquis of Huntly’s Regiment of Horse

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelMarquis of Huntly
Area RaisedAberdeen & Banff
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Field Armies

Gordon horse raised in the Third Civil War but remaining in Scotland

Service History

1651

  • June: Ordered to be raised from heritors in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
  • July: Ordered to Stirling but instead remain in Northern Scotland recruiting
  • August: Rendezvous with Balcarres
  • September to October: Quarter at Rothiemay
  • November: Surrender to the English

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

Notable Officers

Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquis of Huntly

Lord Lewis Gordon the third son of George Gordon, 2nd Marquis of Huntly succeeded his father as 3rd Marquis of Huntly in 1649. He served in Lord Gordon’s Regiment of Horse for the Royalists in the First Civil War and has been characterised as either heroic or rash to the point of insanity during that time. In contrast he achieved little in 1651.

Capt Patrick Gordon

Better known as Steilhand the Mosser, he led his troop on independent raids.

Strength

  • August 1651: 600 horse

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