PALMER, NICHOLAS [SSNE 8129]
- First name
- Social status
Nicholas Palmer was an English officer in the service of Holland in the 1570s. He appears as a captain in the pay lists of Holland in 1573 (Ferguson, p. 36). David Trim writes that Palmer and his company were discharged from Dutch service after Leiden in 1574, but that he continued serving in the Low Countries in the Huguenot regiments. He served from 1578-1579 as sergeant-major under Henry Cavendish (Trim, pp. 395-396).
J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in theservice of the United Netherlands, 1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), p. 36.
David J.B. Trim, “Fighting ‘Jacob’s Wars.’ The Employment of English and Welsh Mercenaries in the European Wars of Religion: France and the Netherlands, 1562-1610,” (PhD Thesis, London, 2002), pp. 395-396.
This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.
- LOW COUNTRIES, HOLLAND, ANGLO-DUTCH BRIGADE, HUGUENOT REGIMENTS
- Arrived 1573-06-01, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1579-12-31, as SERGEANT-MAJOR
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY