BONER, WILLIAM [SSNE 1833]

Surname
BONER, BONART, BONAR
First name
WILLIAM

Text source

William Boner was an officer in Swedish service. He served as an ensign in Kasper Ermes' recruited infantry regiment in 1637. He may be related to his namesake [SSNE 4749], possibly his cousin.

A Lt. Colonel Bonar (which cannot have been his namesake who was still in Germany at a higher rank) served in the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant and is listed among those as having 'served abroad with credit'. He was eventually killed in the assault on Dundee in 1651.

Sources: Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1637/16; A list of the Several Regiments and Chief Officers of the Scottish Army quartered neer Newcastle (London 1644); Ed. Furgol, A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1641 (Edinburgh, 1990), p.108.

 

English Civil War, British Civil Wars

 

This entry was updated by Gordon MacGregor. For more of his work see: http://redbookofscotland.co.uk

Service record

SCOTLAND, DUNDEE
Departed 0165-09-11, as LIEUTENANT COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, KASPER ERME'S INFANTRY
Departed 1637-12-31, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, ARMY OF THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT, NEWCASTLE
Departed 0000-01-01
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY