RAMSAY, DAVID [SSNE 8258]

Surname
RAMSAY, RAMSEY
First name
DAVID

Text source

Captain David Ramsay was an officer in the Scots-Dutch Brigade. He was in the garrison of Bergen-op-Zoom in 1607. That year, his ensign, William Stuart [SSNE 8214], killed Ramsay's cousin in a duel. Thereafter, Ramsay petitioned the Council of State to have Stuart removed from his company. By 1620, Ramsay was back in Scotland, when former Scots-Dutch captain, Henry Bruce [SSNE 8226] brought him a letter from one Cornelis Pieterszen, which asked that Ramsay repay a debt he had acquired while in Bergen-op-Zoom. 

 

Sources:

Ferguson, J., Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in theservice of the United Netherlands, 1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), pp. 208-209.

National Records of Scotland, GD82/420. Cornelius Pieterszen to David Ramsay, 31 May 1620.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE
Departed 1620-12-31, as RETIRED
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY