Colonel Thomas Craig of Riccarton’s Regiment of Horse

Active1647 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelThomas Craig
Area RaisedEdinburgh
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Charles 1651

Covenanter horse raised for the Scots New Model Army, later serving at Dunbar and Worcester

Service History

1647

1648

  • Craig opposes the Engagers, the activities of his troop are unknown

1649

  • February: Craig commissioned Colonel of horse for Midlothian
  • Re-raised in Edinburgh area with 2 troops

1650

  • June: Quartered in Midlothian
  • Join Leslie's army
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar

1651

  • April: Ordered to Angus
  • May: Assigned to Leslie's 1st Cavalry Brigade
  • 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

Presumably the 'Colonel Cragg's' regiment mentioned by the English as fighting at Dunbar.

Flags

Notable Officers

Thomas Craig of Riccarton

Previously Lt Col of Leslie's Regiment of Horse

Strength

  • 1647: 1 troop of 80, reduced to 75
  • 1649: 2 troops, 200 men to be levied
  • July 1649: Only Lt Col Alexander Inglis of Ingliston's troop raised, of 57 men
  • August 1649: Midlothian ordered to levy another 133 troopers
  • June 1650: 2 troops
  • July 1650: 133 more troopers to be levied to form 2 new troops
  • 1650: 4 troops?
  • June 1651: 120 more levies ordered from Midlothian

See Also