Sir David Barclay of Collairnie’s Troop of Horse

Active1644 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelDavid Barclay
Area RaisedFife?
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644?
Leslie 1645

Covenanter troop of horse of Callendar's force, later fighting at Philiphaugh

Service History

1644

  • July: Raised for service with Callendar
  • July: Enter England
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle?

1645

  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh

1646

  • June: Serving in England again

1647

  • February: Disbanded

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

Few details survive of the troop's history, likely they formed part of Callendar's forces at Newcastle.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's 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

Sir David Barclay of Collairnie

Strength

A single troop

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