Sir James Lumsden’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelSir James Lumsden
Harie Sinclair
Area RaisedSt Andrews
Coat Colour
Flag ColourYellow?
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650

Covenanter regiment of foot serving at Dunbar in the Third Civil War

Later Colonel Harie Sinclair’s regiment of Foot

Service History


  • Lumsden raises a regiment for foot from St Andrews


  • July: Raised in Fife
  • September: Battle of Dunbar
  • Taken over by Sinclair?


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

The regiment suffered very heavy casualties at Dunbar, Lumsden was captured and the unit either disintegrated or survivors were taken over by Harie Sinclair, but this is not certain.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Flags captured at Dunbar tentatively identified as yellow with white saltires and no lettering and one badly damaged plain yellow with the fragmentary inscription KING…. 1)

Notable Officers

Sir James Lumsden

Lumsden was Lieutenant General of the foot at Dunbar and previously served as the second Colonel of Lord Gordon’s foot in the First Civil War.

Harie Sinclair


See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988