LOVELACE, WILLIAM [SSNE 8145]
- LOVELACE, LOVELESSE
- First name
- CAPTAIN, SIR
- Social status
Captain Sir William Lovelace, junior was an officer in the Anglo-Dutch Brigade. He was the son of Sir William Lovelace, senior, and succeeded command of his father's company on his death in 1606 (Trim, p. 447). According to David Trim, Lovelace's career was "marred by a notorious incident in which he accidentally killed a Flushing brothel keeper." He served in the expedition to Juliers-Cleves in 1614. He, along with Captain Caddel [SSNE 8114] of the Scots-Dutch Brigade, was killed on 20 August 1622 at the siege of Bergen-op-Zoom, when Italian soldiers attacked the ravelins that the English and Scottish soldiers were defending. He was subsequently replaced by Captain Hollis.
Nijhoff, Martinus (ed.), De Briefwisseling van Constantijn Huygens, Vol. 1 ('s-Gravenhage, 1922) Huygens, No. 172: To Maurits Huygens, 24 Aug. 1622, p. 114.
Rijcke, Lambertus de, Vayus, Nathan and Rieu, Job du, Bergen op den Zoom, Beleghert op den 18 Iujilj 1622, ende Ontleghert den 3 Octobris des selven Iaers… ende heft sich erbarmt over fijn volck, (Middleburg, 1623), list of officers appearing at the end of the book.
Trim, David J.B., “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), p. 447.
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Staten-Generaal, nummer toegang 1.01.02, inventarisnummer 8045: Staten van Oorlog, 1613.
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Raad van State, nummer toegang 1.01.19, inventarisnummer 1242: Staten van Oorlog, 1617.
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Raad van State, nummer toegang 1.01.19, inventarisnummer 1244; Staten van Oorlog, 1620.
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Staten-Generaal, nummer toegang 1.01.02, inventarisnummer 8048; Staten van Oorlog, 1621.
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Raad van State, nummer toegang 1.01.19, inventarisnummer 2061; Staten van Oorlog, 1622.
Peacham, Henry, A Most True Relation of the Affaires of Cleve and Gulick... (London, 1615), unnumbered page.
This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.
- THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, ANGLO-DUTCH BRIGADE
- Arrived 1606-01-11, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1622-08-20, as DECEASED
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY