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Sir James Ramsay’s Regiment of Horse

Active1640 to 1641
1644 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops' Wars
First Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir James Ramsay
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1640-1
Balfour 1644
Leven 1645

Covenanter regiment of horse raised for the Second Bishops War, then for service in England, returning to Scotland to fight Montrose, later serving at the siege of Newark

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Lothian
  • August: Join Leslie's army at Duns
  • August to August 1641: Quartered outside Newcastle

1641

  • August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London

1644

  • Raised for service in England, but soon return to Scotland
  • October: Battle of Fyvie (3 troops)

1645

  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

Notes

Also known at the Lothian Horse in 1640. Furgol suggests that Routmaster Robert Dundas’ Troop of Horse may have joined the regiment around July 1644.

Flags

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 James Ramsay

Appointed governor of Berwick after Fyvie

Strength

  • January 1646: 417 strong at Newark

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