BURT, ROBERT [SSNE 1996]
Text sourceRobert Burt began as an ensign in Gustaf Horn's Norrland regiment and became a lieutenant in 1624. Some German sources believe he came from Finland (Pleiss) while most state Scotland. Then he was a lieutenant in Jakob Duwall's [SSNE 1623] Norrland regiment. He joined Sempel's [maybe Captain John Sempel SSNE 184] squadron in the Uppland regiment. He then joined Axel Duwall's[SSNE 2446] squadron of the Uppland regiment. He is then noted as a captain and then quartermaster of Uppland regiment. In July 1631 King Gustav II Adolf wrote to him, as quartermaster, appointing Burt as commandant of Alten-Brandenburg. His last rank appears to have been lieutenant colonel and commander of the fortress Marienberg above Wuerzburg. Burt died in either March 1632 or February 1633.
Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1622/3; 1623/6; 1630/1; 1624/4,7; 1625/4,5,6; 1626/5,7; 1627/11,12,14; 1629/22-24; 1630/2,3,36; 1631/22; 1632/3. Thanks to Dr Bernd Warlich for the reference from Detlev PLEISS, Finnische Musketiere in fränkischen Garnisonen 1631-1634, in: Mainfränkisches Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Kunst 44 (Würzburg 1992), pp. 1-52; p. 36, footnote 19. Arkiv till upplysning om svenska krigens och krigsinrättningarnes historia, Första bandet, p.288.