Sir William Keith of Ludquharn’s Regiment of Horse

Active 1647 to 1648
ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelSir William Keith
Area RaisedStirling, Clackmannan & Lanark
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Covenanter troop of horse of the Scots New Model Army

Service History


  • January: Keith commissioned captain of a troop of the Scots New Model Army
  • Serving in north-east Scotland


  • May: Keith supports the Engagers and is made Colonel for Stirling, Clackmannan and Lanarkshire
  • Likely remain serving in Scotland until September 1648


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

Keith’s New Model troop was to be formed from troopers in northern Scotland, the Marquis of Argyll’s Lifeguard Troop of Horse, Crawford's-Lindsay's Troop and Lord Crichton & Frendraught's Horse.


Notable Officers

Sir William Keith of Ludquharn


  • 1647: A troop of 80, reduced to 75
  • 1648: 80 additional recruits authorised

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