Colonel Ludovick Leslie’s Troop of Horse

Active1645 to 1647
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelLudovick Leslie
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Covenanter troop of horse raised for the garrison of Tynemouth Castle

Service History


  • Raised
  • Garrison of Tynemouth Castle
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark


  • July to August: Quartered in Northumberland
  • August to November: Quartered in Northumberland and Westmorland


  • January: Scots leave Tynemouth Castle
  • February: Disbanded at Kelso


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

Flags and Equipment

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

Ludovick Leslie

Became colonel of Sir John Home of Ayton’s Regiment of Foot and governor of Tynemouth Castle.


  • January 1646: A single troop of 80 men and 4 officers

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