LINDSAY, [SSNE 8247]
Sergeant Lindsay was a subaltern in the Scots-Dutch Brigade. He was killed at the siege of Breda in 1637, when during a retreat back to the Scottish trenches, he fell into a moat and drowned. It was thought initially that he was captured by the Spanish, but this was denied by the garrison. His death was much lamented by the men and by William Lithgow, who counted him a "social friend."
Lithgow, William, A true and experimentall discourse, upon the beginning, proceeding, and victorious event of this last siege of Breda With the antiquity and annexing of it, to the house of Nassaw, and the many alterations it hath suffered by armes, and armies, within these threescore yeares. Together with the prudent plots, projects, and policies of warre: the assailants and defendants matchlesse man-hood, in managing martiall affaires: the misery and manner of souldiers living, their pinching want, and fatall accidents: strange weapons and instruments used by both parties in severall conflicts. Lastly, their concluded articles, with circumstances and ordering of the siege and victory. Being pleasant to peruse, and profitable to observe. Written by him who was an eye witnesse of the siege. (London, 1637), pp. 29-30.
This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.