CRAWFORD, JAKOB [SSNE 2091]

Surname
CRAWFORD, CRAFOORD, KRAFFERT, KRAFFORD
First name
JAKOB, JAMES
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

James Crawford started in the army as a lieutenant Robert Rutherford's company in the Vasterbotten regiment in 1616. He then transferred as a reformed lieutenant in the Lifeguard (Lifgardet) in 1646, He moved on to become a captain in the Osterbotten regiment, and finally served again in the Vasterbotten regiment. In 1646 he was listed as an "old man who has long been in service" and later served in Wismar in Pomerania. He died in Wismar in October 1655. He apparently had a farm in Gosback on the outskirts of Kalmar in Småland. 

 

Sources: Bertil Steckzén, Västerbottens Regementes Officerare till år 1841 (Umeå, 1955), p.54; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1646/1; 1647/10; 1648/10; 1651/4; 1652/4; 1655/4; 1656/5 DEAD 17.10.55 IN WISMAR; 1657/4 DEAD 19.10.55; Swedish Riksarkiv, Riksregistraturen; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Katalog over rullor, vol.4, p.1450.

 

See also: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069540_00258#?c=&m=&s=&cv=257&xywh=425%2C1988%2C6479%2C3737

Service record

SWEDEN, VASTERBOTTEN, LIFEGUARD
Arrived 1616-01-01, as REF. LIEUTENANT
Departed 1655-10-17, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY