CUNNINGHAM, DAVID [SSNE 1496]

Surname
CUNNINGHAM
First name
DAVID

Text source

David Cunningham was, by 1578, the sub-dean of Glasgow and dean of the University Faculty there. He also served in the capacity of Parson of St Nicholas and eventually as Bishop of Aberdeen. He was selected by James VI to serve as an ambassador to Denmark-Norway and to various German princes in 1598 in order to explain James VI's right to the English throne. He died in 1603

RPCS, 1st Series V, p.460, 22/6/1598; J. Robertson (ed) Collections for a History of the shires of Aberdeen and Banff (Aberdeen, 1843), p.166; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.58.

Service record

SCOTLAND, DENMARK-NORWAY
Departed 1598-12-31
Capacity AMBASSADOR, purpose DIPLOMACY
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