GORDON, HUGH [SSNE 446]
- First name
- CULGOWER, LOTH PARISH SUTHERLAND
- Social status
Hugh Gordon was the son or brother of Adam Gordon of Culgower (Loth parish in Sutherland). Hugh was an officer in the Danish-Norwegian army. He joined Donald Mackay’s regiment in Sutherland in October 1626 and served as an ensign. He was wounded in action at Oldenburg September 1627. He was appointed lieutenant to Sir Patrick Mackay [SSNE 136] 1628.
T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p. 123; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p. 188; R. Monro, His Expedition (London 1637) vol. 1, pp. 18 and 65, Gordon under Arms, eds. C. O. Skelton and J. M. Bulloch (Aberdeen, 1912), no. 1729; R. Gordon, A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland (Edinburgh, 1813), p. 402. J. Mackay, An Old Scots Brigade: Being the History of Mackay’s Regiment Now Incorporated with the Royal Scots (Edinburgh, 1885), p. 208.
This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard
- DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
- Arrived 1627-01-01, as ENSIGN
- Departed 1628-10-04, as LIEUTENANT
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY