ERSKINE, KARL GUSTAF [SSNE 2164]

Surname
ERSKINE, ERSKEIN, ERSKIN, ERSKIEN, VON ERSKINE
First name
KARL GUSTAF, CARL GUSTAV
Title/rank
COLONEL
Nationality
SCOT or SCOTO-SWEDISH
Social status
NOBLE

Text source

Karl Gustav von Erskine was second son of Alexander von Erskine [SSNE 1508]. He served first as a captain in BK Wangelin's dragoon regiment, then lieutenant colonel with his infantry regiment in Hungary. This unit was taken over by Mauritz Vellingk in 1686. In 1688 Erskine became colonel and chief of a recruited infantry regiment. This Regiment saw service as "Erskin's Swedish Regiment in Holland" between 1689-1692.

Sources: Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1676/5,16; 1677/9; 1678/15; 1680/8,9; 1681/8-10; 1682/11,12; 1683/25; 1684/22; 1685/28; 1686/20; 1687/21; 1688/21; B. Schlegel and C.A. Klingspor, Den med skoldebref forlanade men ej a Riddarhuset introducerad Svenska Adelns √Ąttar-taflor (Stockholm, 1875) p.69; Swedish Riksarkiv, RA/720018.002; P. Englund, The Battle of Poltava: The Birth of the Russian Empire (London, 1992), Biographical Appendix, p.264, entry for Johan Behr (1673-1742).

Service record

SWEDEN, WANGELIN'S DRAGOONS
Arrived 1676-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1688-12-31, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
, HUNGARY
Arrived 1684-01-01
Departed 1684-12-31, as OFFICER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, ERSKIN'S REGIMENT
Arrived 1689-01-01, as COLONEL IN CHIEF
Departed 1692-12-31, as COLONEL IN CHIEF
Capacity COMMANDING OFFICER, purpose MILITARY