FORBUS, HANS [SSNE 1692]

Surname
FORBUS, FORBES
First name
HANS, JOHN
Title/rank
TYGMASTARE
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Hans Forbus served as an officer in Sweden between 1606 and 1609. Another soldier, Jan 'Farbus' is noted in Goransson, as an 'English' soldier. Along with two others, Isak Ciapley (Chapley) and Edward Brell, he plundered farmers in the Sollentuna region. They were put to death for their troubles. There is no evidence that these two John Forbes are the same man, or even that the criminal was an officer.

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1606/1; G. Goransson, Gustav II Adolf och Hans Folk (Stockholm, 1994), p.58.

Service record

SWEDEN, NARVA
Arrived 1606-01-01
Departed 1609-12-31
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY