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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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Fenwick [Fenwicke], John (b. in or after 1593, d. c. 1670), merchant and parliamentarian army officer, was a younger son of Roger Fenwick (c.1566–1618), gentleman, of Bitchfield, in the parish of Stamfordham, Northumberland, and his wife, Mabel. His approximate date of birth is derived from that of his elder brother, who was born in 1592 or 1593. ...

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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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Jones, Michael (1606x10–1649), parliamentarian army officer, was the second son of Lewis Jones (1560–1646), later bishop of Killaloe, and his wife, Mabel (b. c.1580), daughter of Arland Ussher and Margaret Stanihurst. He was born between 1606 and 1610, a range of dates inferred from his elder brother's date of birth and his own likely age at university matriculation. The couple's other sons included two bishops, ...

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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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Lindsay, Alexander, first earl of Balcarres (1618–1659), royalist army officer, eldest son of David, first Lord Lindsay of Balcarres (d. 1641) and Sophia Seton, daughter of the first earl of Dunfermline, was born on 6 July 1618 at Balcarres in Fife. He attended ...

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See Mackay, Donald, first Lord Reay

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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 ...

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Taylor, Silas (1624–1678), parliamentarian army officer and antiquary, was born on 16 July 1624 at Harley, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the eldest son of Silvanus Taylor, a 'grand Oliverian' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 1st edn, 1691–2, 464). Wood says that ...