Edmond, — (16th cent.) (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 16
Edmond, — (16th cent.)

by Nigel Douglas Frith Pearce
Later editions give the name William Edmonds

EDMOND, — (16th cent.), colonel in the Dutch service, born at Stirling, was the son of a baker. While still a boy he ran away from home from some unknown cause, and found his way to the Low Countries, where he enlisted as a common soldier under Maurice, prince of Orange, and finally rose to the rank of colonel. Having won fortune and rank he returned to Scotland and lived with his parents at Stirling, where he built the manse which was pulled down in 1822. He also presented a pair of colours to the town. The date of his death is unknown. He was a friend of the Earl of Mar. One of his daughters married Sir Thomas Livingstone; their eldest son was created Viscount Teviot by William III in 1698. On his death in 1711 the peerage became extinct.

[Chambers's Eminent Scotsmen, 1875; Nimmo's Stirlingshire, 1777, p. 366; Sir R. Sibbald's Stirlingshire, 1710, p. 44.]

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