Earl of Buccleugh's Regiment of Foot
Not a 'new' Regiment, but another in the series of 'briefly mentioned, I'd better go into a bit more detail' posts. So here is fifteen minutes of fame for the Earl of Buccleugh's Regiment of Foot. Later known as Colonel Walter Scott’s, then Colonel William Baillie’s Regiment of Foot, they were also known as the Tweeddale Foot.
The Tweeddale Foot were raised in August/September of 1643 by Francis Scott, the 2nd Earl of Buccleugh (now spelled Buccleuch). The majority of its men came from the presbytery of Selkirk. Numbering 1200 men they joined Leven's army in January 1644 and marched south into England.
They were then quartered in South Yorkshire, before marching north to besiege Newcastle. The regiment joined the Covenanter's field army and marched south besieging Hereford, and Newark. After the fall of Newark they were quartered in Northumberland
Walter Scott would be imprisoned in Edinburgh tollbooth for his opposition to the Engagers; he would petition for, and be granted, a pass to leave for the continent. Lieutenant General William Baillie would take over command of the regiment on Scott's departure.
They would fight at Preston and Winwick Pass. When they capitulated to the New Model Army at Warrington they numbered just 128 officers and men.