HUME, ALEXANDER [SSNE 563]

Surname
HUME, HUMME, HOME
First name
ALEXANDER
Title/rank
ENSIGN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Alexander Hume was first in Danish-Norwegian service as an ensign in Lord Spynie's [SSNE 177] regiment from which he received his reckoning by 18/10/1628. He then entered Swedish service and joined Alexander Hamilton's [SSNE 380] regiment, which then became John Hamilton's regiment. A reformed ensign Alexander Home appears in William Baillie's [SSNE 1909] regiment in 1631-3.

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/20; 1630/22-30; 1631/13-21; 1632/10-21; 1633/11-17; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.139.

 

Two men of the name of Alexander Home served in the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant in 1644, and both were veterans of the Thirty Years' War. One served as major in Baclarres Horse and the other as lieutenant colonel in Welden's Horse. It is impossible to say which is which, but this man was probably one of the two, the other undoubtedly [SSNE 578]. See A list of the Several Regiments and Chief Officers of the Scottish Army quartered neer Newcastle (London 1644); Ed. Furgol, A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1641 (Edinburgh, 1990), 114.

 

English Civil War

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, LORD SPYNIES OWN
Arrived 1628-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1628-10-04, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ALEXANDER/JOHN HAMILTON
Arrived 1629-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1630-12-31, as REF. ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, WILLIAM BAILLIE
Arrived 1631-01-01, as REF. ENSIGN
Departed 1633-12-31, as REF. ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY