HOME, THOMAS [SSNE 3448]

Surname
HOME, HOME OF AYTON, HOPE
First name
THOMAS
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Region
AYTON, BORDERS
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

According to Dr James Fallon, Captain Thomas Home of Ayton’s arrival in Denmark in 1626 was the first step of Scottish military enlistment into the Danish-Norwegian officer corps in the seventeenth century. He was not, and at least 30 other Scots arrived into the Danish-Norwegian armed forces before him.

J. Fallon, ‘Scottish mercenaries in the service of Denmark and Sweden, 1626-1632’, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Glasgow, 1972, pp.195-196.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, ARMY
Arrived 1626-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1626-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY