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Balfour, Sir William (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer, was the son of Colonel Henry Balfour (d. 1580), a member of the Balfour family of Pitcullo, Fife, and his wife, Christian Cant.

William Balfour followed his father's example by serving the Dutch in the ...

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Crawford, Lawrence (1611–1645), parliamentarian army officer, was born in November 1611, the sixth son of Hugh Crawford of Jordanhill, near Glasgow, and Elizabeth Stirling. He early entered foreign service, passing eleven years from 1626 onwards in the armies of Denmark and then Sweden...

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Gordon, George, Lord Gordon (c. 1616–1645), nobleman and soldier, was the eldest son of George Gordon (c. 1590–1649), earl of Enzie and later second marquess of Huntly, and his wife, Lady Anne Campbell (1594–1638), daughter of Archibald Campbell, seventh earl of Argyll. His younger brothers were ...

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King, James, Lord Eythin (1589–1652), royalist army officer, was the son of David King of Warbester in Orkney and his wife, Mary, daughter of Adam Stewart, Carthusian prior of Perth and illegitimate son of James V.

King entered Swedish service at the age of twenty, and was eventually joined by his brothers ...

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See Mackay, Donald, first Lord Reay

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J. R. MacDonald

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Macleod, Sir Norman, of Berneray (c. 1606–1705), royalist army officer, was born in the island of Berneray, Inverness-shire, the third son of Sir Ruairidh Mor (Roderick) Mac Leoid (Macleod) (c. 1562–1626), and Iseabal NicDhòmhnaill, daughter of Donald MacDonald, chief of Glengarry. A marble slab on the ruined castle reads '...

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Ogilvie, Sir George, of Barras, first baronet (fl. 1634–1679), royalist army officer, was descended from the Ogilvies of Balnagarno, Forfarshire, and was the son of William Ogilvie of Lumgair, Kincardineshire, and Katherine, niece of Alexander Strachan of Thornton. In 1634, by a contract dated 31 January, he married ...

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Ogilvy, George, first Lord Banff (d. 1663), royalist army officer, was the eldest son of Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugas and Banff (d. 1627/8) and Helen Urquhart, daughter of Walter Urquhart of Cromarty. Ogilvy married Margaret Irvine, daughter of Alexander Irvine of Drum...

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Ogilvy, James, second earl of Airlie (1611–1704), royalist army officer, was born about Christmas 1611 at Airlie Castle, Forfarshire. He was the eldest of the three sons of James Ogilvy, master of Ogilvy, later seventh Lord Ogilvy of Airlie and first earl of Airlie...

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Rollo [Rollock], Sir William (d. 1645), royalist army officer, was born in Duncrub, Perthshire, the fifth son of Sir Andrew Rollo (1577–1659) of Duncrub, and his wife, Catherine Drummond, fourth daughter of James Drummond, first Lord Maderty. Sir Andrew, who built up the family estates in ...