Lord Cochrane’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelLord Cochrane
Area RaisedAyrshire & Renfrewshire
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Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Engager regiment of foot fighting in the Preston campaign of 1648

Service History


  • May: Cochrane commissioned Colonel of Ayrshire and Renfrewshire foot
  • Quartered at Kirkcudbright
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Preston?


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

Furgol proposes that Cochrane’s regiment was defeated in the fight at Preston Bridge on the 17th, as there is no mention of the regiment at Winwick or Warrington.

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Cochrane

Sir William Cochrane was ennobled as Lord Cochrane of Dundonald in December 1647.


  • May: Authorised to recruit 666 men, later increased to 1000

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