DOUGLAS, ARCHIBALD [SSNE 428]

Surname
DOUGLAS, SEIGNEUR DE MAINS (DUMAINE?)
First name
ARCHIBALD
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF ARTILLERY
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Archibald Douglas commanded a company of Scottish foot in Colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment in Danish-Norwegian service garrisoned at Gluckstadt. On 24 December 1627 he presented a receipt of 120 rixdollars. He then transferred to Sweden as many surviving Scottish officer of Danish-Norwegian service did at the time. He died at Frankfurt an der Oder in 1631, probably of the plague. Confer [SSNE 83]. It was probably this man who was designated as Lieutenant General of the Artillery to the Marquis of Hamilton's army in November 1631. Douglas had written to Hamilton in May 1631 to discuss the supply or armaments. 

 

Sources: National Records of Scotland, GD406/1/204. Archibald Douglas to Marquis Hamilton, 9 May 1631; National Records of Scotland, GD406/1/234, The Scottish generals' order for clothing, Brandenburg, 1 November 1631; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.120; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, (1879), p. 186; Steve Murdoch and Alexia Grosjean, Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (London, 2014), pp.54, 57, 169, 177.

 

Thanks to Dr Bernd Warlich for the reference to Helmut MAHR (ed.), Oberst Robert Monro. Kriegserlebnisse eines schottischen S├Âldnerf├╝hrers in Deutschland 1626-1633 (Neustadt/Aisch, 1995), p. 117.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
Arrived 1627-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1628-10-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, SWEDISH ARMY, HAMILTON'S ARMY
Arrived 1629-06-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1631-12-31, as LIEUTENANT GENERAL of ARTILLERY
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY