Surname First Name
BENNET, BENNIT JAMES, JACOB, JAKOB
Title/Rank Nationality
CAPTAIN SCOT
Region Social Status
NOBILITY
Education Religion
 
Service Record
COUNTRY LOCATION ARRIVED RANK A DEPARTED RANK B CAPACITY PURPOSE
SWEDEN DROTTNING'S LIFEGUARD 1650-01-01 LIEUTENANT 1660-12-31 CAPTAIN OFFICER MILITARY
SWEDEN RIGA LIVLAND INFANTRY LIFEGUARGDS 1660-01-01 CAPTAIN 1673-12-31 MAJOR OFFICER MILITARY
 
Text Source
James Bennet was born in Scotland but left in the 1640s and entered Swedish service in 1650 serving as a lieutenant in Von Dohna's infantry from 1655. He became captain of the Queen's Lifeguards in 1657 where he served until 1660. Thereafter he became a member of the Infantry Liferegiment in Livland, based in Riga. Bennet was ennobled and naturalised in 1675, 7th of August and introduced into the Riddarhus the same year. He married Christina Kinnemond who was the daughter of Colonel Thomas Kinnimond (himself naturalised Kinnemond under nr.505) and Christina Scott. James died in 1693. His son William was born in 1680 and became a Major General in 1717 and a Baron in 1719. ........................................................................... Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1655/10; 1657/7; 1659/13; 1663/5; 1665/5; 1666/11; 1668/9; 1669/6; 1672/8; 1673/4,6; MR Von Dohnas 1655/10; MR Drottningens Infantry Liferegiment 1657-1659; MR Livland Infantry Gaurds Regiment 1663-1673. Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol 1, p.286; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.482; Otto Donner, A brief sketch of the Scottish families in Finland and Sweden (Helsinfors, 1884), p.20.
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Published to the internet by the University of St Andrews, November 2004
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