DOUGLAS, ROBERT [SSNE 568]

Surname
DOUGLAS, DUGLAS
First name
ROBERT
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Robert Douglas entered Danish service c.1/12/1627 and served in Scania, at Wolgast and at Stralsund 1628. He received his reckoning on 16 September 1628. This may be the same as Robert Douglas who entered Swedish service by 1629 as a lieutenant in James Spens' [SSNE 1642] regiment. it is possibly this man mentioned in a letter of Drummer Major James Spens [6860] in the context of his wife travelling to join him in the Riga garrison in October 1628

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/22. T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.140; National Archives of Scotland, RH9/2/236. James Spens to Elizabeth Baillie, 1 October 1628.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, LORD SPYNIES OWN
Arrived 1627-12-01, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1628-10-04, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, JAMES SPENS
Arrived 1629-01-01, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1629-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY