Surname First Name
SINCLAIR GEORGE
Title/Rank Nationality
CAPTAIN SCOT
Region Social Status
OFFICER
Education Religion
 
Service Record
COUNTRY LOCATION ARRIVED RANK A DEPARTED RANK B CAPACITY PURPOSE
SWEDEN SAMUEL COCKBURN 1610-01-01 CAPTAIN 1612-12-31 CAPTAIN OFFICER MILITARY
 
Text Source
George Sinclair was a captain in Samuel Cockburn's [SSNE 4219] regiment of Swedish service from 1610-1612. This man is possibly the same Captain George Sinclair who along with Alexander Ramsay [SSNE 230], Robert Kerr, and George Hay [SSNE 4236] was engaged in recruiting in 1611-12 on behalf of James Spens [SSNE 1642] for the Swedish army. Sinclair was allegedly accused of forcibly taking children and servants onto the transport shiops. Sinclair lost his life in Norway in 1612 during the ill-fated journey across Norway to Sweden with two companies of Scottish recruits. ........................................................................... T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), p.224; T. Mathison, Fra Bondeoppbud til Legsdhaer, (Oslo, 1952), p.116.
© 1995 - Steve Murdoch & Alexia Grosjean.
Published to the internet by the University of St Andrews, November 2004
ISSN 1749-7000