ERSKINE, JOHN [SSNE 371]

Surname
ERSKINE
First name
JOHN
Title/rank
11th LAIRD OF DUN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
DUN, ANGUS
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

John Erskine, 11th Laird of Dun, worked in Scotland in 1628 as a recruiting agent for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway.

T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.112; J.A. Fallon, 'Scottish Mercenaries in the service of Denmark and Sweden 1626-1632' unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Glasgow, 1972. That it was John Erskine is not explicit in these sources but can be deduced from the varous versions of the Scots Peerage.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, SCOTLAND
Arrived 1628-01-01
Departed 1628-10-04
Capacity AGENT, purpose MILITARY