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From: "David L. White" <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Leyburn: The SI A Social History
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 17:22:16 -0600
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I might add that Gustavus Adolphus and his Scottish mercenaries covered a
lot of ground in their fighting. I visited a small town in southern
Bavaria, and noted a statue of a priest in the courtyard of an old
monestary. Essentially the caption read: "In memory of Father Schmidt,
killed while defending his congregation against Gustavus Adolphus and his
plundering Swedes."
According the the book "Grip Fast: The Leslies in History" by Alexander
Leslie Klieforth, about 30,000 Scots served in the Swedish Army during the
Thirty Years War.
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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Leyburn: The SI A Social History

> In a message dated 1/30/01 3:21:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > There is a picture in "Ireland; A Concise History"
> > (O'Brien) of "Scottish mercenaries in the service of Gustavus Adolphus
> > Sweden, 1631. The caption of this contemporary German broadsheet
describes them
> > as 'physically strong, enduring much; if bread be scarce, they eat
> > The Irish 'galloglass' came of the same stock."
> Charlie:
> Recently, I learned that there is one or more branches of my family in
> Germany/Switzerland, etc. This was a bit of a surprise until I saw your
> recent post (see above) that mentions "Galloglas". My family is said to
be a
> Galloglas family.
> My question is this: Is it possible that one branch of my Galloglas
> went to Ireland and another went to Europe? Or could it be the same
> that shucked off some members in each locale?
> I would appreciate your comments.
> Garth MacGirr
> Toronto, Canada

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