GUNN, GEORGE [SSNE 504]
- First name
- DIRLOT, HALKIRK PARISH CAITHNESS
- Social status
George Gunn was the son of Alexander Robson Gunn in Dirlot (Halkirk parish in Caithness). George Gunn was an officer in the Danish-Norwegian army in 1627. He was in Colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment. He might well be the captain of that name who was made a burgess of Aberdeen on 26 June 1639. According to the clan oral tradition, once he retired from service, George settled in county Kerry in Ireland after receiving land as a reward for his military service. Mackay makes him a colonel in the army of King Charles I at a later stage.
T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p. 130; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p. 188; R. Gordon, A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland (Edinburgh, 1813), p. 402; M. R. Gunn, History of the Clan Gunn (Glasgow, 1969), pp. 123, 130; Gunn Herald, I, no. 42 (June 1998), p. 12; J. Mackay, An Old Scots Brigade (Edinburgh, 1885), p. 208; Miscellany of the New Spalding Club, II, 1908, p. 383.
This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard
- DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
- Arrived 1627-01-01, as OFFICER
- Departed 1627-12-31, as OFFICER
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY