HAY, ROBERT [SSNE 52]
By 1660, Robert Hay wanted to return to Scotland with his wife and children. Frederik III gave him a letter of reccomendation on 1/6/1660 in which he is mentioned as "overvagtmester" of Scottish origin. The fact that he desired to return suggests that Scotland was his country of origin.
Sources: J.C.W. Hirsch and K. Hirsch, (eds.), 'Fortegnelse over Dansk og Norske officerer med flere fra 1648 til 1814', (12 vols. Copenhagen, compiled 1888-1907), IV, p.390; G. Lind, Danish Data Archive 1573; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p. 145.
- DENMARK-NORWAY, BOTH'S FIRST
- Arrived 1657-07-01, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1660-06-05, as MAJOR
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY