Colonel William Lockhart of Lee's Regiment of Horse

Active1647 to 1648
ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelWilliam Lockhart
Area RaisedLanark & Roxburgh
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Horse joining the Scots New Model Army and serving on the Preston campaign

Service History



  • May: Lockhart commissioned Colonel and permitted to raise horse from Lanarkshire and Roxburghshire by the Engagers
  • June: Sent to Annan to protect Carlisle
  • July: Join Hamilton's army in invading England
  • July to August: Preston campaign
  • August: Lockhart surrenders alongside Hamilton at Uttoxeter


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

Uncertain when raised and their history prior to 1647 is obscure.


Notable Officers

William Lockhart of Lee

The younger. He was imprisoned at Hull following capture at Uttoxeter, was rejected by Charles II in 1651 and later served the Commonwealth and Protectorate.


  • 1647: 80 men
  • 1648: 110 additional recruits authorised

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