COLYEAR, DAVID [SSNE 5039]

Surname
COLYEAR, [aka ROBERTSON]
First name
DAVID

Text source

David Colyear [aka Robertson] received his commission as a captain in the Dutch Brigade on 10 February 1625. He already served as Chamberlain to the Prince of Orange by that date. On 9th July 1649 he became serjeant-major in Sir William Drummond's regiment. Colyear married Jean Bruce of Airth before September 1643. They had 3 daughters and one son, Colonel Alexander Robertson [aka Colyear].

J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in theservice of the United Netherlands,1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), pp.319, 325, 328, 331; Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage (8 vols., 1904-1911), VII, p.89.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, DUTCH ARMY, ROYAL COURT
Departed 1650-12-31, as SERGEANT MAJOR
Capacity OFFICER, ROYAL SERVANT, purpose MILITARY, ROYAL SERVICE