SCOTT, WALTER [SSNE 5009]
Text sourceSir Walter Scott, created Earl of Buccleuch in 1619, served in the Scots-Dutch as his father, Lord Buccleuch had done before him. He had been promised command of the first regiment to fall vacant by the Dutch in 1615. However, Prince Frederick did not like passing over experienced Lt. Colonels and so the Earl had to wait until 8 December 1629 to officially take over the new 3rd Scottish regiment, which he commanded until 1632. Letters exist to him from the States General of Holland, dated 31 December 1628, noting him as a colonel in their pay [which Balfour Paul claims began in 1627] and requesting that he swiftly complete all his companies. The claims of these the two Buccleuch men are reprinted at length in Ferguson.
NAS GD 227/245; J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands,1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), pp.256-269, 307-8, 331, 374, 378-395; See Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage (8 vols., 1904-1911), II, 223-4.
- THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE, BUCCLEUCH'S
- Arrived 1628-12-01, as COLONEL
- Departed 1633-12-31, as COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY