SELBY, RALPH [SSNE 8040]

Surname
SELBY, SCALBY
First name
RALPH, RAEFF
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Captain Ralph Selby was one of the original captains in the Buccleuch's [SSNE 5010] new regiment in the Scots-Dutch Brigade. He took oath on December 20th, 1603 and took command of 150 men with a pay of £1925 by 1604, although in actuality the command may have only numbered as many as 54 men. He was succeeded by his lieutenant, George Home [SSNE 8042] on 23 July 1605. He was reccomended by James VI on 1 August 1603.

 

Sources: 

J. Ferguson, Papers Illustrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands,1572-1697 (Edinburgh, 1899), pp. 64, 65, 66, 68, 71, 186-187, 197.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE, BUCCLEUCH
Arrived 1603-12-20, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1605-06-23, as UNKNOWN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY