Lord Mauchline’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration 11)
Active1650 to 1651
ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelLord Mauchline
Area RaisedLanarkshire
Flag ColourVarious
Flag DesignVarious
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Charles 1651

Covenanter horse fighting at Dunbar and Worcester

Service History


  • July: Mauchline commissioned to raise a regiment of foot in Lanarkshire, instead a regiment of horse is raised
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - 3 troops
  • September: Allocated reinforcements
  • October: Ordered to Perthshire
  • October: Serving with Browne against Middleton's rising?
  • November to February 1651: Quartered in Fife


  • May: Assigned to the 6th Cavalry Brigade
  • June: Ordered to Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester


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

Included troops nominally commanded by Lord Loudon and the Marquis of Argyle.

Flags and Equipment

Three cornets captured at Dunbar are identified as belonging to the regiment. The Colonel's is white with no fringe, a crest of a double-headed black eagle and motto I BYD MY TYME as well as COVANANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOM set within a wreath. Others were a blue cornet with a blue & yellow fringe, a gold boar's head and COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOM. The third, likely argyll's troop (tentatively assigned) was red with red & yellow fringe, shield of the arms of Argyll and scroll COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOME (Illustration 1).2)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Lord Mauchline

James Campbell, Lord Mauchline, later 2nd Earl of Loudon.


  • 1650: 3 troops
  • Winter 1650: more recruits sought from the remnants of the Western Association
  • June 1651: Allocated 80 levies from Ayrshire

See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine
2) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988