HAMILTON, WILLIAM [SSNE 2613]

Surname
HAMILTON
First name
WILLIAM, WELLAM
Title/rank
MAJOR
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

William Hamilton served a reformed lieutenant with William Baillie until 1633. In 1635 became a lieutenant with David Drummond's recruited regiment.

Sources: Stockholm Krigsarkivet, Muster Roll, 1631/19; 1632/10,12-21; 1633/11-17; 1635/33-36; 1636/16-23; 1637/13-17; 1638/21.

 

It is possibly this man mentioned in the following correspondence (undated) by Catarina Rolach (the wife of Captain Wellam Hamilton): Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoriahttps://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/private-papers

It was probably this man who served as major to the Lithgow and Tweedale Foot in the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant in 1644. See A list of the Several Regiments and Chief Officers of the Scottish Army quartered neer Newcastle (London 1644); Ed. Furgol, A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1641 (Edinburgh, 1990), 149, 161.

English Civil War

Service record

SWEDEN, DAVID DRUMMOND
Arrived 1631-01-01, as REF. LIEUTENANT
Departed 1638-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY