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Desperate Dan12 Apr 2022 12:33 a.m. PST

Hi, am searching for any information regarding the Earl of Glencairn's regiment in Scotland..all pointers and suggestions gratefully received.

Cockney yokel12 Apr 2022 12:51 a.m. PST

There were 2 regiments raised. One for service in Ireland and one for service in England. The wiki ECW project website has lots of info.


An excellent resource as a starter.

Timbo W12 Apr 2022 1:10 a.m. PST

Tim from BCW wiki here. Thanks Cockney yokel 😊. If you come across any more info, please feel free to register and edit the wiki.

All the best

KeepYourPowderDry12 Apr 2022 4:25 a.m. PST

Try to find a copy of Furgol's "A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651" ISBN 0 85976 194 0

There's loads of information about Glencairn's foot (and horse) in their various incarnations in there. (Too much to paraphrase here I'm afraid sorry!)

Ed is currently rewriting/updating the volume so maybe back in print soon?

Try searching Glencairn's, and William Cunningham in the SSNE database, possibly some of the Irish regiment in 1641 Depositions database too.

Desperate Dan12 Apr 2022 8:20 a.m. PST

Thanks,troops, loads of interesting stuff cited.
I'm also looking for a standard for Glencairn, but maybe I'll have to conjecture a design..

KeepYourPowderDry12 Apr 2022 9:24 a.m. PST

You are going to have to resort to conjecture to a point. There are some conventions which seem to have been followed in the main part. Colonel's colour white with a design from the Colonel's coat of arms. For other colours – there does seem to be a regional thing going on with saltaire background. Then wording changes depending on year.

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