Sir Robert Innes of that Ilk’s Regiment of Horse

Active1644-1647
1648
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Robert Innes
Area RaisedElginshire
Moray & Nairn
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCallendar 1644
Leven 1646-7
Hamilton 1648
Charles 1651

Covenanter horse serving in the first Civil war, on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War and raised again in the Third Civil War

Service History

1644

  • June 1644: A single troop raised and serve in Callendar's force

1645

1646

  • February: At Derby
  • to May: Siege of Newark

1647

  • February: Disbanded

1648

  • May: Raised anew in Elginshire
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender at Uttoxeter?

1650

  • Robert Innes commissioned colonel of horse for Nairn and Moray

1651

  • Raised in Moray and Nairn
  • April: Ordered south
  • May: Assigned to Van Druske's 6th Cavalry Brigade (Reid) or 4th Bde under Browne (Furgol) ?
  • September: Battle of Worcester ??

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

Conflicting versions of their history in 1651 - need sorting out.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Robert Innes of Innes

Innes was Callendar's quartermaster general in 1644.

Strength

  • February 1644: A single troop of 80
  • May 1648: Probably a regiment established at 180 horse

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