DOUGLIES, VILHELM [SSNE 2390]

Surname
DOUGLIES
First name
VILHELM, WILHELM, WILLIAM
Title/rank
MAJOR
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Lt William (Wilhelm) Douglies was a Scottish officer in Swedish service. He was noted as a lieutenant in Nykoping in January 1660. He later served as a reformed lieutenant in the Kalmar regiment, where his position was confirmed in 1665. In 1676 he was captain with the artillery, and by 1679 became major. Douglies died in 1697. He may have been the father of Johan Vilhelm [SSNE 2385].

 

Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv, Eric Dahlbergs Arkiv, vol. XV, 2/1/1660 (Nykoping); Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1664/4; 1665/6; 1666/4 F.476V,5; 1667/5; 1668/4; 1669/4,12,13; 1670/5; 1671/1; 1672/6,10; 1674/6; 1675/9 TOOK LEAVE; 1676/3; 1677/1; 1678/10; 1680/2; F. Rudelius, Kalmar Regementes Personhistoria 1623-1927 (2 vols., Norrk√∂ping, 1952) I, pp.112-114. 

 

For reference to him as a major already by 1679 see: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069575_00322#?c=&m=&s=&cv=321&xywh=2443%2C1102%2C3267%2C1824

 

See also: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069575_00330#?c=&m=&s=&cv=329&xywh=2128%2C1560%2C4312%2C2408

Service record

SWEDEN, NYKOPING, KALMAR REGIMENT
Arrived 1660-01-02, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1683-09-30, as MAJOR
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY