Surname First Name
BOWIE, BUE, BUIDHE? JOHN, JOHAN
Title/Rank Nationality
ENSIGN SCOT
Region Social Status
OFFICER
Education Religion
 
Service Record
COUNTRY LOCATION ARRIVED RANK A DEPARTED RANK B CAPACITY PURPOSE
SWEDEN SWEDISH ARMY 1612-01-01 ENSIGN 1612-02-28 ENSIGN OFFICER MILITARY
DENMARK-NORWAY 1612-03-01 ENSIGN 1612-12-31 ENSIGN PRISONER MISC
 
Text Source
John Bowie (Buidhe?) appears to have been one of the Scots recruited for Swedish service in 1611 who formed part of the ill-fated Kringen expedition. These soldiers and their entourage were attacked and many killed by local farmers, and those who survived were taken into Danish-Norwegian military service. ........................................................................... T. Michell, History of the Scottish Expedition to Norway in 1612, (Christiania, 1886), pp.142-3, 157-9, 177-8; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.110.
© 1995 - Steve Murdoch & Alexia Grosjean.
Published to the internet by the University of St Andrews, November 2004
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