KIRKPATRICK, ANNA [SSNE 8023]

Surname
KIRKPATRICK
First name
ANNA
Nationality
SCOT

Text source

Anna Kirkpatrick was the widow of Colonel Robert Henderson [SSNE 4975]. Henderson was killed at Bergen-op-Zoom in 1622 and Kirkpatrick petitioned for a pension. The Council of State was nervous that to grant such a pension may form a dangerous and expensive precent, but because Henderson had distinguished himself so nobly at the time of his death they believed that could also set a precedent for bravery in battle. Kirkpatrick was thus granted three months of Henderson's pay on 23 December 1622. On 28 September 1624 she was granted a pension. Female.

 

Sources:

J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), p. 342-343, 345.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC,
Arrived 1622-01-01