BRUCE, ANDERS [SSNE 1872]
Anders or Andrew Bruce was the son of Robert Bruce [SSNE 4347]. He was baptised in 1640 and became a knight with Yxkull's dragoon regiment, in which he served for seven years. He departed in 1672 and then became a lieutenant in the southern Skåne cavalry, Hans Ramsvard's, regiment, in 1676. Bruce thereafter became master of horse in 1677 and departed from service as a major in 1702. In 1691, Bruce married Christina Tornefeldt and in 1695 one of his lieutenants, Magnus Blom had occassion to make a complaint against him. No action seems to have been taken. Bruce died in 1711.
Sources: A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), I, p.86; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1678/3,12; 1679/3,9,14 and 1701/1A; Swedish Krigsarkiv, KRA/0452, 1695, K00943, 2; Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 1, p.625.
Additional correspondence: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria
- SWEDEN, HANS RAMSVARD, SODRA SKANE CAVALRY
- Arrived 1678-01-01, as CAPT OF HORSE
- Departed 1702-12-31, as MAJOR
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY