HUNTER, ANDREW [SSNE 4954]

Surname
HUNTER
First name
ANDREW

Text source

Andrew Hunter was a minister at Newburn in Fife but was forced into exile for becoming a chaplain to the rebel Francis Stewart, fifth Earl of Bothwell. Once in Holland, he became chaplain to the Scottish brigade between 1597-1630. His initial payment was for 30 guilders. On his death the Scottish Colonels William Brog [SSNE 7842], David (erroneously Daniel) Balfour [SSNE 8033] and George Couttis signed a letter declaring no objection to Hunters' widow receiving 100 extra guilders from the Council of State. 

Source: Hew Scott ed., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, eds. William S. Crockett and Francis J. Grant, 9 vols. (new ed., Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1915-61), v, 223;  J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1697, 3 vols (Edinburgh, 1899),I, pp. xxix, 57-8, 61-3, 71, 73-4, 187, 226, 228, 231-2, 245, 294, 320, 329, 333,  438-439; A. C. Dow, Ministers to the Soldiers of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1962), pp. 43-4, 62-64; Steve Murdoch and Kathrin Zickermann, ‘Bereft of all Human Help?’: Scottish Widows during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) in Northern Studies, 50 (2019), p.121; Keith L. Sprunger, Dutch Puritanism: A History of English and Scottish Churches of the Netherlands in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden: Brill, 1982), 38, 262, 294-5.

This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, SCOTTISH BRIGADE
Departed 1630-12-31, as CHAPLAIN
Capacity CHAPLAIN, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL, MILITARY