STEWART, ALEXANDER [SSNE 1727]
Alexander Stewart was a sergeant in Samuel Cockburn's [SSNE 4219] regiment of Swedish service in 1614. He may be the Alexander Stewart who was employed by James Spens [SSNE 1642] in autumn/winter 1612 to deliver letters to Sir Thomas Lake. This is possibly also the same man who in April 1624 obtained a letter of recommendation from James Spens to King Gustav II Adolf wherein it was stated that Stewart had long served King Karl IX but now wished to re-enter Swedish service. He had recently refused to take up service under Sir Robert Stewart who was attempting to levy on behalf of the king of Poland. Further the Duke of Lennox had strongly insisted that Spens make this recommendation to King Gustav II Adolf.
Sources: The National Archives, SP95, II, f.1, 20 January 1613; Swedish Riksarkiv, Anglica 3, 26 April 1624; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1614/16.