Viscount Dudhope’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1647
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelViscount Dudhope
William Baillie
Area RaisedAngus
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-5

Later Colonel William Baillie’s Regiment of Foot

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army

Service History


  • August: Dudhope commissioned Colonel of the regiment raised from Angus
  • December: Dundee recruits ordered


  • January: Enter England under Leven
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor; Dudhope mortally wounded, dying 23rd July
  • July: Baillie succeeds Dudhope as Colonel
  • July: Siege of York
  • August to October: Siege of Newcastle (withdrawn to Scotland for some time in September)


  • July to September: Siege of Hereford


  • Return to Scotland
  • March to April: Probably quartered around Glasgow
  • Campaign in North-East??
  • December: Quartered in Glasgow



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

Remained with the army in England while Baillie himself returned to Scotland in 1645.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Viscount Dudhope

James Scrymgour, 2nd Viscount Dudhope, was mortally wounded at Marston Moor

William Baillie

William Baillie succeeded Dudhope as Colonel after Marston Moor.


  • 1644: 10 companies

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