MONCRIEFF, [SSNE 8253]

Surname
MONCRIEFF, MONCREEFE

Text source

Moncrieff was a soldier in the Scots-Dutch Brigade. He was killed at the siege of Breda in 1637. William Lithgow referred to him as a "young gentleman" and a "delicate Stripling," whose death was much lamented. 

 

Sources:

Lithgow, William, A true and experimentall discourse, upon the beginning, proceeding, and victorious event of this last siege of Breda With the antiquity and annexing of it, to the house of Nassaw, and the many alterations it hath suffered by armes, and armies, within these threescore yeares. Together with the prudent plots, projects, and policies of warre: the assailants and defendants matchlesse man-hood, in managing martiall affaires: the misery and manner of souldiers living, their pinching want, and fatall accidents: strange weapons and instruments used by both parties in severall conflicts. Lastly, their concluded articles, with circumstances and ordering of the siege and victory. Being pleasant to peruse, and profitable to observe. Written by him who was an eye witnesse of the siege. (London, 1637), p. 30.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE SCOTS BRIGADE
Departed 1637-12-31, as DECASED
Capacity SOLDIER, purpose MILITARY