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that I might give a full report of everything, I can no longer
delav informing the council that of the fourteen regiments of
infantry and two regiments of cavalry which His Majesty
writes that he will send over, the troops specified below have
k arrived, and are quartered in the garrisons mentioned with

them. For the rest, I have also indicated their garrisons
according to the said specification, in accordance with His
Majesty's intentions. And when I receive the further orders
which I expect from Lieut.-General Churchill, I shall not omit
to inform the council immediately of it. . . .

List of the places where the new English regiments will be quartered :



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(Exhibitum May 12, 1689.)

On May 4th, 1689, the following newly enlisted companies
marched from Bois-le-Duc. . . .
Arrived on the same date :

The regiment of Colonel D'Offeraall. 1

Francois d'Offeraal, Collonel.
Thomas Douglas, Lieutf-Coll.



1 This was the Scots regiment previously commanded by Colonel Thomas
Buchan, and afterwards the 21st of the Line, or Royal Scots Fusiliers. It and
the Royal Scots were never in the Dutch service.



alle elliff Capiteyne
" [all eleven Captains.]



1690] THE REVOLUTION 569

Heugh Muntgumry.
Robbert Ma c Kinze.
William Campbell.
Alexander Stretton.
William Burnit.
William Shairp.
William Whyt.
John Pattersone.
John Kinghfort.
James Coneven.
Robert Ride.

To the Council of State.

Noble, Mighty Lords, — Mr. van Uttwegen, governor of
Bergen-op-Zoom, thinks it his duty to bring most humbly
under your notice that Lieut. -Colonel Balfour, commander of
the said Bergen, has informed him that the English regiment
of Colonel Churchill, having received orders to come to the
airmy, marched from Bergen last Saturday, and at the first
halting-place in the afternoon, in a little hamlet in the mar-
quisate named Put, committed many offences, for when the
farmers brought to them on the highway fourteen half barrels
of beer, bread and cheese, they first took the beer into a
beautiful meadow, which was ready for haymaking, and they
made havoc of it ; besides, they extorted twenty guilders in
money from a farmer, broke into cellars, took wine out of
them, and finally stole a horse, without giving anything in
payment but a hundred blows with a stick. Thus, your Noble
High Mightinesses, the commander writes to me, and I have
considered it my duty to inform you about it, etc.

Ph. van Maumaker en Uttwegen.

1690, February 16. — On the report of Mr. van Amerongen Resolution of

it was resolved, after discussion, that Treasurer-General van den *5* Council

of State.
Burgh shall draw up an accurate statement of the profits that

accrued to the several provinces from the regiments of the

English and Scots which were last sent to England to the

support of ex-King James ; also of the profits that ought to

have accrued on account of the recruits of Maestrigt.



570 THE AGE OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE



ADDITIONAL NOTE.

[The following note shows the changes in the personnel of the Brigade
during the period it passed in the British Service. For further detail*
reference is made to Dalton's British Army Lists and Commission Registers,
and for a complete list of the officers at the time, to the Flanders Army
List of 1094, there printed.]

In e An exact List of the Royal Confederate Army in Flanders, com-
manded by the King of Great Britain ... as it was drawn up at Ger-
pines Camp, July 27, 1691/ appear :

L fc -Gen. Mackay's Scots Foot. (Uniform) Red lined blue.
Brig. -Gen. Ramsay's Scots Foot. ,, Red lined white.
In c The Establishment for Scotland, 26th Oct. 1691,' appears :
Foot— Col. Lauder's. (Strength, 780.)

In the ' List of their Majesties British Forces in Flanders in 1692/
appear :

L^Gen. Mackay's.
Sir Chas. Graham's.
Col. Lauder's.

The following officers received commissions in the Brigade while it
was in the British service :

The Regiment commanded successively by Lt-General Hugh Mackay,
( 'olonel JEneas Mackay, and Colonel Robert Murray.

1692
Aug. 1. iEneas Mackay, Col.

,, John Macdougall, L*-Col. (Killed at Landen.)

„ Hugh Macdonald, Major. (L e -Col. Aug. 1, 1693.)

,, Gerrard Cattenburg, Capt. In succession to Capt. Watkins.

(Killed at Terra Nova, Namur.)
„ Wm. Mackenzie, Capt. -Lieut. (Capt. April 20, 1693. Wounded

at Terra Nova, Namur.)
„ John MacLeod, Ens. (Lieut. June 1, 1696. Wounded at Terra

Nova, Namur.)
„ John Macdougall, Ens. (Lieut. 1692. Out of regt. 1694.)
„ Allan Macdougall, Lieut. (Trans, to Sir C. Graham's regt.
Sept. 1, 1692.)
Hugh Mackay, Lieut. (Capt. July 16, 1695.)



ADDITIONAL NOTE



571



Aug. 1. Geo. Mackay, Lieut. (Died of wounds received at Landen.)

Donald Cameron, Lieut. (Capt.-Lt April 20, 1693. Capt. Aug. 1,

1693. Second son of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel.)
Alex. Mackenzie, Lieut.
Eustace Puchler, Capt. (Died of wounds received at Landen.

Probably brother to Countess Puchler, wife of Col. iEneas

Mackay. )
Alex. Macdonald, Lieut.
Neil MacLeod, Ens. (Lieut. July 16, 1695. Wounded at Terra

Nova, Namur.)
George Bruce, Lieut. (Capt. -Lieut. Aug. 1, 1693. Capt.

Aug. 31, 1695. Wounded at Terra Nova, Namur.)
John Wilson, Quartermaster. (Lieut. May 7, 1694.)
Alex. Henderson, Ens.
Hugh Mackay, Ens. (Capt. of the late L'-General's company

Sept. 1. Only son of L^Gen. Hugh Mackay, aged 12 years.)
„ Robert Munroe, Ens. (Capt. Sept. 10, 1696.)
Sept. 1. Alex. Cockle, Ens. (Lieut. April 20, 1694. (Led forlorn hope on

Coehorne at attack on Terra Nova, Namur. Appointed Capt.

of Grenadier Company in Col. James Ferguson's regt. Sept. 14,

1695. Trans, to Col. Wm. Northcote's regt. March 4, 1698.)
„ Thos. Dickson, Adjt. (Lieut, in 1694.)

1693
Apr. 20. Kenneth Mackenzie, Ens. (Lieut. Sept. 1, 1694.)
„ Chas. M'Hardie, Ens. (Out of regt. in 1694.)
„ Thos. Dickson, Ens. (Lieut. Aug. 1, 1693. Wounded at Terra

Nova, Namur.)
„ John Cunningham, Capt. (Major May 7, 1694. Wounded at

Terra Nova, Namur. )
Aug. 1. Donald MacLeod, Major. (Major of Lauder's May 7, 1694.)
,, Hugh Sutherland, Capt. (In succession to Puchler.)
,, Norman MacLeod, Lieut. (Capt.-Lieut. March 30, 1697.)
,, John Munro, Lieut. (Wounded at Terra Nova, Namur.)
,, Charles Gordon, Ens. (Wounded at Terra Nova, Namur.)
,, John Laurie, Ens. (Lieut. Sept. 10, 1696.)
„ Donald Martin, Ens. (Wounded at Terra Nova, Namur. Lieut.

June 18, 1697. Half-pay 1698.)

1694



May 1.



Walter Corbet, Lieut. -Col.

John Monro, Lieut.

Andrew Mowat, Ens. (Capt. May 1; 1696.)

Alex. Grant, Ens.
,, Walter Bruce, Quartermaster.

Aug. 20. John Stevenson, Lieut.
,,17. John MacGee.



22.



572 THE AGE OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE

[The Flanders Army List also mentions Lieuts. John Macdonald, Donald
MacLeod (Capt. -Lieut. Aug. 31, 1695, Capt. March 30, 1696, Half-pay.
1698), and two Ensigns both named John MacDonald. The Capts. in
1694 were Col. Mackay, LMHol. Corbet, Major John Cunningham (LMJol.
Bowie), Fred. Lamy, James Cunningham, Robt. Bruce, JohnMacdougall,
Ger. Cattenburg, Hugh Mackay, Wm. Mackenzie, Hugh Sutherland,
and Donald Cameron.]

1695
July 16. Walter Bruce, Ens. (Lieut. June 18, 1697. Half-pay 1698.)

1696

June 1. Innis, Ens.

,, Geo. Mackay, Ens.
Sept. 10. Robert Mackay, Ens.

1697
Jan. 20. Peter Chapuzette, Surgeon. (Killed in action, see vol. ii.)

„ 25. Hugh Monroe, Ens.
May 30. Robert Murray, Colonel. (From the Scots Foot Guards.)
June 18. Rorie Bean, Ens. (Half-pay 1698. Ens. in Earl of Derby's
Foot 1702. Lieut, in D. Mackenzie's Jnd. Co. 1711.)
„ John Murray, Ens.
July 1. Gilbert Paterson, Quartermaster. (Half-pay 1698.)

,, James Douglas, LMTol. (From Capt. and L*-Col. Scots Foot
Guards.)



The Regiment commanded by Colonel Lauder.

1691

Feb. 20. Sir James Araskin, Capt. (Eldest son of Sir Charles Erskine
of Alva, and third Bart. Killed at Landen.)

1692
June 15. James Bennet, Ens.
Aug. 1. Walter Corbet, Major.

„ Geo. Preston, Capt. (In succession to Major James Ferguson,

appointed L^Col. of the Cameronians. )
„ Robert Fleming, Capt. (In succession to Andrew Bruce.)
Sept. 1. Sir John Keith, Capt. (Previously in Scots Guards.)
„ Robert Ferguson, Lieut. (Capt. May 7, 1694.)
,, John Crege (Craig), Lieut. (Out of regt. in 1694.)
„ Charles [sic, probably Peter?] Bruce, Lieut. (Peter Bruce,

prisoner at Landen.)
„ Alex. Aikenhead, Lieut.
„ Alex. Nisbet, Ens. (Out of regt. in 1694.)



ADDITIONAL NOTE 573

Sept. 1. fm, Sandilands, Ens. (Adjt. Nov. 1, 1694. Lieut. June 1,
1695.)
,, Wm. Bruce, Ens.

„ Andrew Lauder, Lieut. (Capt. -Lieut. May 15, 1695.)
,, George Lauder, Ens. (Does not appear later.)

1693

Jan. 1. Hugh Ross, Chaplain.

,, 31. David Douglas, Ens.

Apr. 20. Daniel Somstrom, Ens.

Aug. 1. Alex. Stuart, Lt-Col.

„ 10. John Cunningham, Ens.

„ „ Walt. Innes, Ens. (Lieut. May 7, 1694.)

,, ,, John Blair, Ens.

,, „ Wm. Nicholson, Capt.

„ „ Wm Yuil, Capt. (Out of regt. May 15, 1695).

,, „ Charles Bruce, Lieut.

„ ,, Alex. Halket, Lieut.

„ ,, James Murray, Lieut.

,, ,, Walt. Lauder, Ens.

„ ,, Alex. Scott, Lieut.

„ „ Alex. Nicholson, Ens. (Lieut. July 20, 1695.)

,, ,, Patrick Gordon, Capt. (Left regt. June 16, 1695.)

1694

May 7. Donald MacLeod, Major.

,, ,, David Wedderburn, Ens.

,, „ Robert Farquhar, Ens.
June 12. James Douglas, Ens.
July 1. John Cunningham, Ens.

„ „ James Elphinstone, Lieut.
Nov. 6. Arch. Patton, Major.

There were also serving in 1694 : Capt.-Lt. Bedro, Lieuts. Murray,
MacRonnal (April 5, 1690), James Innes (March 15, 1689), Sinclair,
Alex. Bruce (March 15, 1689), and James Moncour (Jan. 1, 1689),
Ensign William Cunningham, and Surgeon William Gledstanes.
The complete List of Captains was :

Colonel Lauder, Lt.-Col. Alex. Stuart, Major D. MacLeod, Walter
Murray (March 23, 1689), James Blair (Sept. 2, 1689), Geo. Preston,
Robert Fleming, Sir John Keith, Wm. Nicholson, Wm. Yuill, Peter
Gordon, Robert Ferguson, and Major Arch. Patton.

1695

May 15. David Baird, Capt. (vice Yuill.)
June 16. Thos. Davidson, Capt. (vice Gordon.)
,, ,, James Balgary, Ens.



574 THE AGE OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE

June 16. John Reynolds, Quartermaster. (Lieut. 20th July.)
July 20. Nicholas Hollenburg, Lieut.

,, „ Hugh Ross, Ens.
Aug. 1. John Buchanan, Capt. (vice Sir John Keith. From
Ferguson's Foot.)

1696
No entries.

1697

June 1. Wm, Rosendael, Ens.
,, ,, Alex. Skene, Quartermaster.

The Regiment commanded successively by Brigadier-General Ramsay,
Sir Charles Graham, and Col. Walter Philip Colyear.

1692

Sept. 1. Allan MacDougall, Lieut. (Trans, from Mackay's regt.)

„ ,, John Mackenzie, Capt. -Lieut.

,, ,, Robert Boyd, Lieut.

„ ,, Ant. Swynborn. (Out of regt. Aug. 1, 1693.)
Dec. 29. Christian William Lichtenberg, Capt. (vice Gordon.)

1693

May 1. Simon Fraser, Capt. (Exchanged from Mackay's regt. with

James Cunningham.)
Aug. ]. Alex. Clark, Lieut.
,, ,, Charles Boyd, Ens.
„ „ James Graham, Ens.

,, „ David Graham, Ens. (Lieut. March 8, 1694. Capt. July 20,
1695.)

1694

March 15. Gavin Ramsay, Lieut.

,, ,, John Chambers, Ens.

May 7. Alex. Boyd, Ens. (also June 5, 1695.)

„ „ John Ramsay, Ens.

,, ,, Adam Gordon, Ens.

,, ,, Philip St. Amand, Capt. -Lieut. (Adjt. March 15.)

„ 22. James Alexander, Capt.

,, „ John Maxwell, Lieut.

,, „ John Mackenzie, Ens.

,, „ Robert Young, Capt. (vice Muschet.)

„ „ Simon Duff, Ens.

There were also serving in 1694 : Lieuts. Colin Campbell, Alexander
Burnett, John Campbell, Henry Fleming, Alex. Alexander, John



ADDITIONAL NOTE 575

M'Kinsh, John Grant ; Ensigns John Graham, James Ramsay (Lieut.
June 5, 1695); John Forrest, John Forbes, John Lamy, and Philip
Graham, and Quartermaster Patrick Douglas (Ensign June 5, 1695).

The Captains were : Col. Sir Charles Graham, Lt.-Col. John Somerville,
Major Wm. Murray (Lt.-Col. July 1, 1695), Wm. (?E.) Halkett, Wm.
Graham, John Ramsay, Joost van Beest, George, Earl of Dalhousie (killed
in Holland by one Mr. Hamilton in 1696 (Douglas's Baronage), James Boyd,
Robert Mushet (who obtained a grant of Arms from the Lyon office in
1680, in which he is described as e Lieut, in Col. Douglas, his regt. in the
service of the States-General of the United Provinces under his Highness
the Prince of Orange, who is grandson of Craighead, which Craighead was
second son to Craighead of that ilk,' Capt. in Scots Foot Guards May 12,
1694), Simon Fraser, C. W. Lichtenberg, and James Alexander.

1695

Apr. 30. John Alex. Lamy, Ens. (Lieut, in Mackay's regt. Sept. 20,

1696.)
July 1. George Monroe, Major.

,, 20. Wm. Ramsay, Capt.
Sept. 20. Maximilian Franks, Ens.

Oct. 31. Walter Philip Colyear, Colonel, {vice Sir Charles Graham
cashiered.)

1696
Apr. 20. Peter Best, Lieut. (Placed on half-pay in 1698, and entered

Russian service. Father of Alexey BestuchefF, Grand

Chancellor to the Empress Elizabeth. )
June 20. David Nicholson, Major (from the Royal Scots).

1697
Apr. 21. Alex. Martin, Quartermaster.

Three companies of each of the three regiments were disbanded in the
winter of 1697-98, after which date no commissions for the Scots Brigade
appear in the English Commission Books.



576 THE SCOTS BRIGADE



SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

[The following Notes are from sources to which the Editor only obtained access
after the sheets were printed, and for directing his attention to some of
which he has to thank Mr. C. H. Firth.]

EARLY SERVICES OF THE SCOTS.

(From Roger Williams's Actions of the Low Countries.)
The first arrival of English was under Capt. Morgan after the revolt of Flushing.

Siege of Haarlem.

' In the town were most of the Prince's best Captains, Smith, Balford . . .
with divers others of the Scots.'

The Duke of Alva ' executed the most part of them most cruelly, saving
the Almaines of Stenbagh's regiment (who compounded for the most
part to serve the king), and Balfort with a few Scottish men ; who to
escape Duke d'Alva'es cruelty, promised to kill the Prince of Orange, but
being arrived with the Prince he confessed his promise, and served him
faithfully long after.'

Siege of Alkmaar.

' The Prince and States of Holland had sent into the town five or six
expert Captains; especially the Scottish men, Smith and Cornelleys, who
entered the town with some four hundred soldiers. The most of these
Captaines had been in Haarlem, and saved the town for a long time, next
unto the Almighty's will.'

Siege of Leyden.

In Leyden were 'other companies of Scots.'
In Rotterdam were ' some bands of Scots. '
In Dilfshaven e sundry bands of Scots.'

Sea fight near Middelburg.

The navy was ' well manned with good store of gallant soldiers of the
nations of English, Scots, and French. . . . Our Vice-Admirall boarded
theirs, so did valiant Robinson, a Scottish Captaine, being in one of the
best Flusheeners, board their Rear-Admirall. '

Sea fight of Romerswall, near Ziercekzee.

c A good number of soldiers of Scots, etc. on board.'



SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 577

COLONEL SIR WILLIAM EDMOND.

(From Birch's Life of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of King James I. of
England and VI. of Scotland.)

f The Prince's love of arms, which soon discovered itself, and his
esteem for men eminent in that profession, recommended to his notice
and regard Colonel Clement [sic, Sir William] Edmondes, a Scots officer
in the service of the States-General, who had advanced himself by his
merit. The Colonel, who had been desired by his Highness to send him
over from Holland some armour, having been prevented for some time
from executing this commission, wrote to the Prince on the 13th of May
n.s. 1604, from the camp in the Low Countries, excusing this delay, and
alledging that he could never yet have time, on account of the continual
exercise of the wars, to perform his promise with relation to the Prince's
corslet. "Yet I hope," says he, " with God's grace to tie myself fast upon
your Grace's body ; hoping in God that it shall be good handsel, and
that through the good hope that it has pleased the Lord to bestow upon
your person that your Grace's name begins already to be spread through
the whole world. I hope in God that you shall follow the footsteps of
the Prince of Wales, King Edward the Thirds son, who not only did
subdue France, but also reduced the proud Spaniards in their own
country. I shall bring with me also the book of Froissart, who will show
your Grace how the wars were led in those days, and what just title and
right your Grace's father has beyond the seas."

' The Prince returned an answer to the Colonel from St. James's on the
21st of May 1604, thanking him for the kind remembrance of his promise,
the performance of which would be very acceptable ; and assuring him
that whenever a fit opportunity should be offered him of repairing into
England, he should find him, the Prince, willing to requite the Colonel's
affection. But Colonel Edmondes did not live long enough to receive
much advantage from the Prince's regard for him ; for on the third of
March 1606-7 n.s. his widow, who signs herself Agneta Berck, wrote a
letter to his Highness from Utrecht, acquainting him with the death of
her husband, who had procured a set of arms, which he had designed to
have presented to the Prince in April following, and at the same time to
have introduced his son to his Highness.'

(Anecdote from Peacham's Compleat Gentleman, 1634.)
' Neither are the truly valorous, or anyway virtuous, ashamed of their
so mean Parentage, but rather glory in themselves that their merit hath
advanced them above so many thousands far better descended. ... I
remember when I was in the Low Countries, and lived with Sir John Ogle
at Utrecht, the reply of that valiant Gentleman, Colonel Edmonds, to a
countryman of his newly come out of Scotland went current ; who
desiring entertainment of him, told him, My Lord his father, and such
knights and gentlemen, his cousins and kinsmen, were in good health.

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578 THE SCOTS BRIGADE

Quotli Colonel Edmonds, "Gentlemen (to his friends by) believe not one
word he says ; my father is but a poor Baker of Edinburgh, and works
hard for his living, whom this knave would make a Lord to curry favour
with me, and make ye believe 1 am a great man born."

THE SIEGE OF BREDA, 1637.

(From Lithgow's Siege of Breda.)
The Scots quarter was upon the river A.

f The second quarter, consisting of three Scots regiments, and they
also under these three colonels, the Lord Amon, Sir James Sandi-
lands, and Sir David Balfour, to whose courtesies I was greatly obliged,
and in a singular respect to mine old acquaintance, Colonel Sandilands,
besides the kindnesses of most part of all these Captaines and other
officers there, who now and then did feast me with good cheere, and
kindly draughts of French, Rhenish, and Spanish liquors.'

' I will fall down a League westward to Grave William's Brigade, or
Scots quarter, which was the place of my chiefest abode.

' Heere, as in the Princes quarter, at the beginning of their approaches,
with three Redoubts and two Batteries, the enemy did divers times sally
forth upon them ; but they were ever viriliously repulsed back to their
owne repugnable limits, with Martial Affronts and loosing of lives. But
when the utmost of the Scots trenches and works encroached within push
of pike to the Enemies Horneworke, at which time Colonel Sandilands
was shot through the left arm from the wrist almost to his elbow,
whereof (praised be God) he is now happily convalesced. Then I say
grim fatality overspread these journall and nocturnall Combattants of
both Factions, with the black Cymmerian wings of preposterous Death ;
for as Empidocles threw himself in the Aetnean fires to be reputed for
a god, so these rash and temerarious souldiers (of whom my country-
men were only chiefest) did desperately cast themselves before the
mercilesse mouthes of the Cannon and Musket, thinking thereby to gain
a Bellonean reputation. . . . But now to be punctuall : upon the second
of September there came direction from his Hignesse to Grave William
that the Scots the day following should storm the Horneworke, and that
the Dutches should second them. To behold this assault came hither the
Prince Elector Palatine, accompanied with two young German Dukes,
Lantsberg and Swavbridge, etc., the Lord Viscount Grandeson, the Lord
Craven, and certain other English Gallants of singular note. Now with
much difficulty had the Scots made a Bussebridge over the mouth of the
Horneworke, where fastening a mine within the bosome of an earthen
Rampier for passage sake, which being blowne, it rebounded back on
themselves (being the Enginier's fault), yet without any dammage, save
onely a part of the Bridge broken downe.

' Then was Lievtennant Gladstanes commanded by the Generall to fall
on, and with him divers officers and some choice companies of selected



SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 579

souldiers, which indeed they both bravely and manfully accomplished ;
and with them fell on a certain number of uncommanded Voluntiers, all
Scotsmen. The conflict for an hour's space was exceeding doubtful and
dangerous, for the Muskets and Firelocks never ceased, neither was the
Sword and Pike short of the manliest usage couragious valour could
afford magnanimous Gallants.

' At last the Enemy was beaten out of the body of the Horneworke, and
above threescore of them left there killed, and retired to a cross Demi-
lune, erected within the inmost corner of this worke, from which place
they damnably threw over Handgarnads, Bullets of three Pounds weight,
and being empty within they are filled with Powder, Pitch, and Sulphur,
where falling on the ground and breaking, spoyled a number of
our men.

'Then came certain companies of Dutch Firelockes to second them,
and gave once fire, but by your leave like cowardly Beasts and greedy
slaves as they are, they left their service and fell a spoiling of the dead
bodies which the Scots had slaine.

e In the end the buttery Dutches perceiving fresh supply coming out
of the town to aid their almost vanquished consorts, the Burgundians,
they shamefully fled, leaving with the incensed and exasperate enemies
the Scots at pell rnell, in which place there were Thirtyseven of them
left dead, and Fortyfour wounded, who with the rest were enforced to
retire again to their own Trenches, with the generall applause of dear
bought praise and commendation. In which retreat Sergeant Lindsay
was drowned in the Moat, whose body could never be found, notwith-
standing we supposed he had been taken prisoner, but the Enemy the
next day avouched the contrary to the great grief of all his fellow-soldiers,
and to me much more, for I lay in his strawbuilt cabin, and was familiar
with him as with a sociall friend.

' The speciall of which fatal Voluntiers was Lievtenant-Colonel Hender-
son, whose Father, Sir Robert Henderson, Colonell, and lately killed at
Bergen-op-Zoom, was a son of the venerable and Martial Race of Fordell,
and this young Accadent, as he was bred of a valourous father, so he fought
as valiantly as ever could a noble heart perform a manly part, and died
in the bed of Honour.

' Secondly, that gallant and ever lamented Gentleman, Captain William-
son, who killed three men with his own hands, and the fourth killed
him. The third was Auncient Hammilton, Pardevan's son, beside Lithgow,
who lately eight days before in another conflict had so courageously be-
haved himself that he slew two Vallounes and took captive the Neapoli-
tan Cantelmo, carrying him away perforce, and with strong hand, from
amongst the midst of his enemies, to his eternal fame ; and now and at
this time he killed four Burgundians before he fell, whom then the enemy
knew well, because of his red cloaths, where in a base and inhumane
revenge they mangled, cut, and carved his head, face, and dead body,
that scarcely the next day, when his corps was sent over the Moat, could
he well be known. The rest were these Sergeants, Lindsay, Inglis, and



580 THE SCOTS BRIGADE

Corbet, with divers more young Scotsmen, of whom one Moncreeffe,
a delicate stripling, was much lamented.

' Of the hurt Voluntiers was Sir Philip Balfoure, one who, with Sword
and Pike, manfully behaved his weilding hands, and being shot in the



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