SPOTTISWOOD, HUGH [SSNE 4960]

Surname
SPOTTISWOOD, SPOTTISWOODE
First name
HUGH

Text source

Hugh Spottiswoode was the younger son of Spottiswoode of Darsie, himself a son of John Spottiswoode, Archbishop of St Andrews. Hugh served in the British regiment of Vere under Count Mansfeld in 1620. He thereafter joined the Swedish army of Gustav Adolf. By the 1640s he served as a Captain in the army of Charles I. He was eventually killed at Drogheda by one of Cromwell's soldiers apparently after being given quarter.

Spottiswoode Society, The Spottiswoode Miscellany. A Collection of original Papers and Tracts, Illistrative chiefly of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1844).

Service record

BOHEMIA, MANSFELD'S ARMY
Departed 1621-12-31, as SOLDIER
Capacity SOLDIER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, SWEDISH ARMY
Departed 1632-12-31, as UNKNOWN
Capacity OFFICER?, purpose MILITARY