DOUGLAS, PETER [SSNE 4961]

Surname
DOUGLAS
First name
PETER
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Peter Douglas served as a captain of a Scots regiment in the Low Countries in 1583-1584. He appears to have got in some bother with the Dutch authorities which resulted in the intervention of the Earl of Mar with Dutch diplomats.

'Report of the Dutch Ambassadors 1594' in J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), p.166; D. Dobson 'Scottish Soldiers in Continental Europe [part one] (St Andrews, 1997).

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE
Arrived 1583-02-19, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1594-11-30, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY