Henry Lindsay (c.1606 - d.)

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Harry/Henry Lindsay was the son of John Lindsay of Ballinscho and Woodwray. He joined the Danish army and was wounded in action as part of the Danish-Norwegian army at Wolgast in 1628. He transferred to Swedish service. He rose in rank to become Lt. Colonel of Alexander Leslie's forces and must have taken part in the battle of Wittstock in September 1636. Lindsay approached the Swedish Riksrad in May 1639 seeking to be de-commissioned along with other Scottish officers. Balfour-Paul notes that his testament was dated Hamburg 22 Feburary 1639 and that he died that year. This is incorrect as he returned to Scotland where he served in Leslie's Covenanting army in 1640 in charge of his own regiment "Lindsay's Foot". The time of his death is not yet known. Lindsay had two brothers in service with him: John and Alexander .

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