Mike, I find only a couple of reports of specific units ...
"History of the Scottish Regiments in the British Army", Arch. K. Murray, Esq.,
Glasgow (1862) at p. 53 : "A battalion of the Scots Guards at the same time
recruiting the royal army, led by their colonel, General Douglas, were present at the
Battle of the Boyne, where they materially contributed to the overthrow of the Irish
rebels." At p. 96 : "Sir Robert Douglas, who, on the death of the Duke de
Schomberg at the Battle of the Boyne, had been promoted to the colonelcy of the
'Royals' ..." The Royal Scots is referred to in some places as The Royal
Regiment. For clarification of General Douglas vs. Colonel Douglas, see ...
"The Royal Scots - The Senior Regiment ... was represented at the Battle of the Boyne
(1690) by its Colonel, the Duke of Schomberg." Then, in 1692, "The regiment
once again passed to a Douglas, this time Sir Robert." So, this regiment was
commanded prior to the Boyne by another Douglas.
From: AYRSHIRE [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Mike Boyd
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:26 PM
Subject: [AYR] What Scottish Regiments fought in Battle of the Boyne in 1690?
I have two Boyd brothers � Hugh and Daniel Boyd � who are said to have fought at the
Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and in 1693, were each given a few hundred acres on Loughros
Point � west of Ardara � and Carrickfinn � just north of the Donegal Airport.
The family in New Zealand when they wrote a book in 1992, said that these two bothers came
from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
So does anyone know if any people from Ayrshire fought in this Battle and what regiment
they might have been in?
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