You might want to look in records of the
Hundred Years War for references to the
numerous Leslies who went to Germany to fight.
The Leslies each had their men go,
mainly as mercenaries.
The purpose was to raise money to pay taxes.
Alexander Leslie, son of George Leslie the
Captain of Blair Castle, served throughout
Germany under the Swedish king. He was joined
by David Leslie. Both became generals in the
cavalry. Alexander's son died in service.
A son of the baron of Balquhain served under
the Emperor of Austria and was rewarded for
his services with land, titles, etc.
Count Patrick Leslie furnished Fetternear
with objects sent to him from Germany by
Count Walter Leslie his uncle, Count James Leslie his brother
and Count James Leslie his son according to
'Historical Records of the Leslies'. It also mentions that Count
Anthony Leslie had family estates in Germany in the mid 1700s.
They were not the first to serve in Germany.
In the mid 1300s Sir Walter Leslie served the
Emperor of Germany with distinction and on several
trips was accompanied by a couple of his kinsmen.
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