Lord Eythin’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLord Eythin
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1643-4

Royalist Regiment of Foot raised by Lord Eythin, field commander to the Marquis of Newcastle

Service History


  • April: Siege of Leeds?
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor?


  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor



Notable Officers

James King, Lord Eythin

James King, Lord Eythin

Colonel James Kings Regiment of Foot Lieutenant Colonel Brabner (1) Sargeant Major James Gordon I.O. L & W Sargeant Major James Leslie (1) Captain John Blackball (1) Captain Brown (1) Captain William Brown I.O. L & W Captain Thomas Cliberowe Ment. I.O. Captain William Frizell I.O. Northumb. Captain William Hay (1) Captain King Ment. I.O. Captain Leith (1) Captain Nesbett (1) Captain Peters Ment. I.O. Captain Thomas Redman I.O. Yorks. Captain William Smith I.O. Yorks.

Lieutenant Francis Anderson I.O. Newc. to Capt. Cliberowe Lieutenant George Hoginson I.O. Yorks. to Capt. King Lieutenant Charles Phillips I.O. L & W Lieutenant Robert Wilson I.O. Notts. to Capt. Peters

Ensign William Davison I.O. Northumb. to Capt. Frizell

Quartermaster Thomas Hinchcliffe I.O. Yorks. Quartermaster John Machell I.O. Westmorl.


Captain Robert Hory I.O. Yorks.

(1) Memorials of Montrose and his times.

10th June 1644 Major John Arskyne's examination

10 Junij 1644. The said Major Johne Arskyne being of new exami- nat and sworne, maid faith, and declairis that the particular persones efter specefeit were at Bowdounhill the tyme forsaid above mentioneit, by and attour the persones above wreattin, againes the Scottishe armie, viz. Colonell William Stuart, lait adjutant in the Scottishe armie at Newcastle in anno 1641, and that he commanded a regiment of dra- gownes ; Livetennent- Colonell Brabner, commander of Generall Kingis foot regiment ; Major James Leslie, major in the same regiment ; Cap- tane Johne Blackball, captane of ane foot companie in Generall Kingis regiment ; Captane Browne, captane of the same regiment, who was shott throw the body at the said skirmyshe ; Captane William Hay, captane in the same regiment of ane foot companie ; Captane Leith, captane of ane foot companie in the same regiment ; declairis thair wes two captanes callit Nisbetts, both of foot companies, one of them in Generall Kingis, and the other in the Marques of Newcastells regiment ; Livetennent-Colonell Hamiltonne, livetennent-colonell to Generall Kingis regiment of horse ; Major Ker (SIR ROBERT CARRRE), major in the same regiment of horse : Declairis that they were all in armes in the feildis that day : Declairis that the troupe mentionet in the above wreittin de- positione, whiche wes levied upone the Earle Camewathes chairge, — that a part of it wes levied befoir the first of Marche 164-1, and that the same wes still keipit in employment, and wes joyned to Generall Kingis regiment two dayes befoir the conflict at Bowdounhill ; and declairis that the cornet of that troup wes black, and the motto wes ' I dare.' 1 And being interogat what employment Generall King had in the Mar- ques of Newcastell's service, depones, that he wes Liveteinent-Generall to the Earle [Marques] of Newcastell's armie, both for horse and foott ; and that he exerceit that chairge both befoir and efter the first day of Marche last, since October 1643, at quhilk tyme the deponer went thair first. Deponis, that Mistres Persones wes designit, in the commissione granted be the Marques of Newcastell to hir, Captane Francis Dalzell: And this is veritie, as he sail answer to God : Causa scientia wes, that he hard and saw as he hes deponit.

J. Erskine.


27 Maij 1644. In presence of Lauderdail, Lanerk, Wares- ton : At Edinburgh.

Major Leslie depones, that the Earle of Carnewath wes present on the feilds with the Earle of Newcastell's armie, that day that the battell wes fought in March last neir Sunderland. Depones, that Carnewath raised a troupe of horse in Northumberland, whiche troupe served in Newcastell's armie, and wes called Carnewath's troupe, and that Mis- tress Peirsons rode alwayes on the heid therqf.

Being demandit who were in companie with Montrose, when he in- vadit this kingdome, 1 moe nor are conteaned in his former deposition, depones, that, besyde these conteaned in his former depositions, 2 Sir James Leslie wes there.

Being demandit what knowledge he had of Sir James Leslie coming into Scotland three dayes before Montrose incomeing, Depones, Sir James Leslie told the deponer of it at Carleill when he come backe againe ; and farder depones, when he come into the countrey, the minis- ter of Apilgirth told the deponer he had mett with Sir James Leslie. The deponer also declares that he never heard that Sir James Leslie mett with Hartfell, bot onlie desyred to meit with him, bot could not find him ; and herein he repeats his former deposition.

Depones, when Montrose come and invadit the kingdome, he come with troups of horse, and displayed cornets and trumpets, and that he brought alongs with him, neir to Annan, some companies of foote of the English nation, with displayed cullers.

Depones also, Montrose brought alongs with him to Dumfreis Sir Harie Stradlings, governor of Carleill's, troup. And this he depones upon his oath.

James Leslie. Lauderdaill.


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