MORTIMER, WILLIAM [SSNE 8462]

Surname
MORTIMER
First name
WILLIAM

Text source

William Mortimer was an English officer 'who [was] in her Majesty's pay for 34 years.' His service was varied and included:

In Scotland Captain Cuthbert Vaughan during the siege of Leith in 1560 and in the siege of Newhaven, France between 1562-1563 where Vaughan was killed.

In Ireland under Sir William Fitzwilliam around 1564. 

At Berwick under Captain Carew around and back in Ireland under captains Chatterton and Harvie sometime around 1570.

In the Low Countries under Captain Thomas Sutton around 1572 to 1574. 

Under Captain John Latham in the Low Countries in 1586. 

In Ireland under Captain Edmond Yorke, under Captain Norton in France, and under Sir John Pooley at Bergen-op-Zoom in the late 1580s and early 1590s.

 

Sources:

 

The British Library, Lansdowne MS 1218, f. 119. 

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

 

Service record

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, FRANCE, IRELAND, ENGLAND, LOW COUNTRIES
Departed 1594-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY