CUNNINGHAM, ADAM [SSNE 2110]
Text sourceAdam Cunningham was first a captain of Scottish infantry in Stralsund, then he became captain in Alexander Leslie's [SSNE 1] recruited regiment, and later acaptain in Gerdt Weissmeyer's recruited squadron. He eventually served as a lieutenant-colonel. He had two sons, Adam [SSNE 2112] and Benedictus [SSNE 6628]. In 1662 his son Adam was granted a birthbrieve from the Privy Council of Scotland noting his noble Scottish origins, which had been vouched for by his noble friends of the House of Cunningham. Benedictus was also granted a birthbrieve in June 1664.
Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/22-24; 1630/34,35; 1631/22, 23,25; Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, 3rd series, I, 1661-1664, pp.257 and 542, 4 September 1662 and 9 June 1664; Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, vol. XI, 1660-1668, p.162, no.318, 4 September 1662; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.22.