James Grant of Freuchie’s Highlanders

Active1639
1644-1645
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
Covenanter
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
First Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
CaptainJames Grant
Area RaisedSpeyside, Moray & Nairn
Coat Colourunknown
Flag Colourunknown
Flag Designunknown
Field ArmiesAboyne 1639
Montrose 1645

Scots Highlanders fighting for the Royalists in the First Bishops’ War, the Covenanters in the First Civil War, then rejoining the Royalists. They were raised again in 1651

Service History

1639

  • Raised
  • June: Battle of Megray Hill
  • June: Brig o’ Dee

1644

  • March: Grant Highlanders muster at Elgin
  • April: Take part in plundering expeditions
  • May: Join Argyll at Turriff
  • August: Oppose MacColla in Badenoch
  • September: In Strathspey

1645

  • February: Join Montrose after Inverlochy at Elgin
  • May: Battle of Auldearn ?

1650

  • December: Ordered to be levied

1651

  • Raised in Moray and Nairn

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

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Captain James Grant of Freuchie

Chief of Clan Grant

Strength

  • March 1644: 1000 men
  • February 1645: 300 men

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