DOUGLAS, JAMES [SSNE 130]

Surname
DOUGLAS
First name
JAMES
Title/rank
MAJOR
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Major James Douglas served in the Danish-Norwegian army between 1627-1628. He was probably James Douglas of Mouswold, [2nd son of James Douglas of Drumlanrig], who was knighted on 1 November 1627 and noted in Balfour Paul's peerage as being referred to with the title of 'Sir James' while recruiting troops for foreign service "in Germany" in that year.

See Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage (8 vols., 1904-1911), VII, p.133; G. Lind, Danish Data Archive 1573. T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.140.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, LORD SPYNIES OWN
Arrived 1627-12-25, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1628-08-31, as MAJOR
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY