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Montgomery [Montgomerie; formerly Seton], Alexander, sixth earl of Eglinton (1588–1661), army officer, was born at Seton Palace, Seton, Haddingtonshire, the third (but second surviving) son of Robert Seton, first earl of Wintoun, and his wife, Lady Margaret Montgomery, eldest daughter of Hugh Montgomery, ...

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Paton, John (d. 1684), army officer, was born at Meadowhead in the parish of Fenwick, Ayrshire. Nothing is known about his parents. He spent his early years as a farmer but on reaching adulthood turned to military pursuits and served in Germany under ...

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Strachan, Archibald (d. 1652), army officer, was born at Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, the son of a craftsman. His parents' names are as yet unknown, and his relative social obscurity as an officer from outside the Scottish landed class, as much as a political and religious radicalism more often found in the English New Model Army, was to mark him out as a rare figure in the Scottish army. He is first mentioned as an officer in ...

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Wallace, James (d. 1678), army officer, was the only son of Matthew Wallace (d. c.1641), laird of Dundonald in Ayrshire, and his wife, Agnes Somervell. In 1629 James Wallace married Jean Hay, daughter of the late John Hay of Renfield, minister at ...