HAMILTON, JOHAN [SSNE 1321]

Surname
HAMILTON, HAMMILTON
First name
JOHAN
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
NORWAY
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Johan Hamilton was born in Norway in 1671, the son of an officer. He joined the army aged 12 and by 1698 he is listed as a corporal in the Opland infantry regiment, who later became sergeant and lieutenant in 1700. In 1712 he was captain and chief of a company. He was reduced, and then reinstated in 1714 as chief of dragoons. In 1723 he received a pension of 5 riksdaler, but this was clearly not enough for his needs as he died in debt. After his death in 1748, his daughter in law, Marie Elizabeth Hamilton had to borrow 10 daler to get him buried.

O. Ovenstad, Militaerbiografier: Den Norske Haers Officerer (2. vols., Oslo, 1948), I, p.406; J.C.W. Hirsch and K. Hirsch, (eds.), 'Fortegnelse over Dansk og Norske officerer med flere fra 1648 til 1814', (12 vols. Copenhagen, compiled 1888-1907), IV, vol.3.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, NORWEGIAN ARMY, OPLANDSKE REGIMENT, NORWAY
Arrived 1683-01-01, as CORPORAL
Departed 1723-12-20, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY