REID, JOHN [SSNE 474]

Surname
REID, RHODE
First name
JOHN

Text source

John Reid entered Danish service on 15 October 1627 in Colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment. He was an ensign by autumn 1628, though served as a reformed ensign in 1629. By August 1630, Reid was back in Scotland and as a cautioner was charged whilst in Tain to pay the local notary John Forrester £110 Scots. In the charge given by the messenger-at-arms Reid appears as a burgess of Tain and is described as ‘ancient to capitane Ro[ber]t monro of foulles’ [SSNE 179]. Reid was outlawed on 22 February 1631.



T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.127 ; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p.188; R. Monro, His Expedition with a worthy Scots Regiment called Mac-Keyes (London, 1637), I, p. 82; NRS, Particular Register of Hornings and Inhibitions, Inverness, 1st ser., DI62/8, fos. 139r-40r.

Record updated by Dr Thomas Brochard

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
Departed 1629-12-31, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY