MACMAT, N [SSNE 7433]

Surname
MACMAT, MAKMAT
First name
N
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
EDINBURGH

Text source

Captain N Makmat came from Edinburgh and served in 1643 as captain in the French-Weimarian army in the so-called "Old Scottish Regiment". At the battle of Tuttlingen on 24 November 1643 he was captured and delivered to the wife of the dead Bavarian colonel Burghausen, who was allowed to demand a ransom for his release. Makmat had to go with her to Amberg and was quartered in the "Golden Lion", where he piled up a burden of debts. With the wife of the inn-keeper he had a sexual relationship and also made the cook pregnant. Because of his disorderly life and his impudence towards Augustin of Fritsch, commander of Amberg, and the new husband of the widow of colonel Burghausen, he had been put in irons for some time. He remained in captivity in Amberg until 6 Aptil 1647.

Stefan HELML, Die Oberpfalz im 30jährigen Krieg – der Deutschland und Europa in seinen Bann zog (Amberg 1990), p. 239. Thanks to Dr Bernd Warlich for this information.

Service record

FRANCE, WEIMAR, SCOTTISH REGIMENT
Arrived 1643-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1643-11-24
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
FRANCE, WEIMAR, AMBERG
Arrived 1643-11-24, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1647-04-06, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, PRISONER, purpose MILITARY PRISONER