Leslie, the son of the 1st Earl of Lindores, was born in about
1600. After serving with Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in the
Thirty Years War he returned in 1643 to fight for the Parliamentary
forces in the Civil War and took part in their victory at Marston
Moor (July, 1644). In 1645 Leslie defeated the Earl of Montrose
at Philiphaugh (September, 1645) and in 1647 became Lieutenant
General of the Scots army.
Leslie changed sides and agreed to serve Charles I. He was defeated
at Dunbar (September, 1650) and Worcester (August, 1651) and
after his capture was sent to the Tower of London.
the Restoration Leslie was released from captivity and granted
the title Baron Newark. David Leslie, 1st Baron Newark, died