SINCLAIR, CARL ANDERS [SSNE 1625]
- SINCLAIR, SINCKLER, ZINCLER
- First name
- CARL ANDERS, CHARLES ANDREW
- MAJOR GENERAL
- Social status
Carl Sinclair (1674-1753) was the son of Andrew Sinclair [SSNE 3497] and was born in 1674 in Gothenburg. He studied as a student at Uppsala in 1688 and by 1694 he served as a volunteer with the artillery. The following year hebecame an apprentice 'fyrverkare'. In 1696 he was a sergeant in the Helsinge regiment, and became an ensign in 1697. Sinclair continued to find promotion and was a first lieutenant in 1701 and a second captain in 1703. Two years later he became a general adjutant, and finally in 1705 a lieutenant colonel in the Åbo region infantry regiment. He was captured at the battle of Perevolotjna in Russia in 1709. He only returned to Sweden in 1722. By 1734 he was again serving as the colonel of the Åbo infantry. In 1743 he was colonel of the Ostgota infantry regiment, and in 1747 he was promoted to major general. He died on 23 September 1753. He married Barbara Christina von Schantzen, and it was presumably she who died and was buried in Christina church, Gothenburg, on 23 February 1717.
Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel, (Uppsala, 1900-1911); T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), Supplement, pp.215-267; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 7; P. Englund, The Battle of Poltava: The Birth of the Russian Empire (London, 1992), Biographical Appendix, p.276; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.630; W. Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs Historia Christina Kyrkas böcker, (Gothenburg, 1890), vol.1, p.553. With thanks to Angus Fowler for corrections.
- SWEDEN, UPPSALA
- Arrived 1688-01-01, as STUDENT
- Departed 1688-12-31, as STUDENT
- Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
- SWEDEN, ABO INFANTRY, FINLAND
- Arrived 1694-01-01, as VOLUNTEER
- Departed 1743-12-31, as MAJOR GENERAL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY