BRUNTFIELD, WILLIAM [SSNE 417]
Text sourceMajor William Bruntfield enlisted an ensign in colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment on 15/3/1626 and reformed from the Danish army in 1629. At that point he transferred to Swedish service with the rest of the regiment. According to Robert Monro[SSNE 94], he served in Captain Thomas Mackenzie's [SSNE 135] company as an ensign from autumn 1628 and also acted as regimental quartermaster during the defence of Stralsund. During that operation Bruntfield received a bullet wound which was recorded by Monro. On transferring to Sweden, he gained promotion and became a Major in Ruthven's Regiment. He left a will dated 28 June 1637, and is said to have died of his wounds at Buxtehude.
National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh Commissary Court. Will of William Brownfield, 28 June 1637, sergeant-major to Sir John Ruthven, Colonel in Germany; R. Monro, His Expedition with a worthy Scots Regiment called Mac-Keyes (London, 1637), I, pp.64 and 82, II, List of the Scottish Officers in Chiefe; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll,1629/14,16,18; 1630/22-28; 1632/28. Also listed separately as regimental quartermaster for Mackay's regiment: MR 1630/26; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, pp. 119, 124 and 130 ; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p.187.