SCOTT, WALTER [SSNE 5010]
- First name
- BARON SCOTT OF BUCCLEUCH
- BUCCLEUCH, BORDERS
Text sourceBaron Walter Scott of Buccleuch (1565-1611), served as Lord Warden of the Marches between Scotland and England in the final days of seperate monarchies in the two countries. In 1596 he was tried by a joint Scottish and English commission and sent abroad as punishment for his "crimes" the following year. He took with him many Borderers and entered Dutch service. Scott commanded one of the regiments of the Scots brigade in the Dutch republic between 1603 and 1611 and was created Lord Buccleuch in 1606. Seven companies of the new regiment were at Ostende when the town capitulated. On 20 December 1603 the new Scottish captains in the regiment took their oath and they pursued the Spanish in Flanders the following year. Buccleuch was created baron Scott of Buccleuch in 1606 in recognition of his service. He served until c.1609 and died in 1611. His various claims against the Dutch are reprinted at length in Ferguson's book.
DNB; J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands,1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), pp.xxxiv, 33-34, 64, 66-75, 192, 193, 195, 198, 199, 221, 226, 256-269; Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage (8 vols., 1904-1911), II, p.233.
- THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE
- Arrived 1597-08-01, as CAPTAIN?
- Departed 1609-12-31, as COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY