BUCHANAN, WILLIAM [SSNE 1883]

Surname
BUCHANAN, BUCKANANUS
First name
WILLIAM
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

William Buchanan served as an officer in Swedish service from 1628 to 1642.His first role was as an ensign in Alexander Leslie's regiment. served under John Kinnemond's [SSNE 2828] command, and rose to be lieutenant in 1633 and a captain by 1640 during which period he would have served at Wittstock in 1636. Buchanan was based in Stettin from 1640 to 1642 but was killed at the Battle of Leipzig that year.

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/3,17; 1631/3; 1633/6; 1634/2,5,18,20-23; 1635/1,9,20,22-25,27,31; 1636/1,17,18; 1638/4,9,25,27, [captain]; 1639/4,14,17,19-21; 1640/4,14,17-20; 1641/5,17-24; 1642/4; 1643/5: C.O. Nordensvan, (ed.), Värmlands Regementes [Närkes och Värmlands Regementes] Historia: Andra Delen, Personal Historia (Stockholm, 1911), 34.

Service record

SWEDEN, NARKE OCH VARMLAND, JOHN KINNEMOND
Arrived 1629-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1642-10-30, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY