LEARMONTH, JOHN [SSNE 442]

Surname
LEARMONTH, LERMONTH, LERMONT, LERMOND, LERMUND, LERMUNDH, LEIRMONT, LEARMOND, LEERMONTH
First name
JOHN
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Captain John Learnmonth served in command of a company of Scottish foot in Danish service between 1627-1629 with colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93]regiment. On 24/12/1627 at Hamburg, he gave a receipt for 120 rixdollars, and was garrisoned with his company at Gluckstadt between August 1628-March 1629. The company was disbanded on 27/6/1629. Like many of the remaining Scots in Danish service, Learmonth transferred to Swedish service with Mackay's regiment. He eventually transferred to Erik Hansson Ulfsparre's dragoons.

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/18,20; 1630/22-28,36; 1631/28; G. Lind, Danish Data Archive 1573; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.122; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII (1879), p.186.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
Arrived 1627-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1629-06-27, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
Arrived 1629-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1630-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ULFSPARRE, ERIK
Arrived 1631-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1631-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY