MICHELLS, KATHRIN [SSNE 8280]

Surname
MICHELLS
First name
KATHRIN

Text source

Kathrin Michells was a German, woman and widow of an unnamed corporal of the Scots-Dutch Brigade. Her husband was in Captain Macleod’s company of Major-General Hugh Mackay of Scourie’s [SSNE 5005] (the first) regiment of the Brigade and was killed at the battle of Killiecrankie, 27th July 1689, during the Scottish Highland War (1689-92). She and three other widows (Closkine Jacobs [SSNE 8277], Hester Geilmans [SSNE 8278] and Kathrin McLauchlane [SSNE 8279]) petitioned the Scottish Privy Council on 5th September 1689 for funds to return to the Dutch Republic. Their petition was supported with statements from Captain Macleod and Ensign Sutherland their husbands had served as ‘faithfull souldiers’ for 15 years. On 9th September 1689, the Council granted each of them 5 Rijksdaalders from the Treasury to facilitate this at a cost of £4 Sterling in total.

 

Sources: 

Henry Paton (ed.), Records of the Privy Council of Scotland, Volume 14, 3rd Series (Edinburgh, 1933), Act in favour of four Dutchwomen who had their husbands killed at Killiecrankie, 5th September 1689, pp. 225-226.

National Records of Scotland, E7/5, Treasury Register, 1688-1689, 9th September 1689, f. 186.

 

This entry written by Mr Graeme Millen.

 

Keywords: Widow, female

Service record

SCOTLAND, THE DUTCH REPUBLIC,
Departed 1689-09-05, as REPATRIATED
Capacity PETITIONER, purpose WIDOW