DRUMMOND, THOMAS [SSNE 2418]

Surname
DRUMMOND, DROMMONDT
First name
THOMAS, TOMAS
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Thomas Drummond served as an ensign in David Drummond's [SSNE 2396] recruited infantry regiment in 1636, the Kalmar Regiment. In 1641 he was still with the Kalmar regiment albeit the David Drummond had died some years earlier. He became a lieutenant at his brother's request (James Drummond [SSNE 1622]) in 1644 and later served at this rank in the Drottning's Regiment in 1648. Note, however, that Elgenstierna gives his rank in 1644 as Lieutenant Captain, though this is not substantiated by the muster rolls.

Thomas died in Fyn in June 1659 while serving in Colonel Gustaf Cruus's regiment (under the overall command of Major General Gustaf Oxenstierna). 

It is perhaps this man who deserted a wife, Frances [SSNE 8299], in England. She composed a letter in which she details that she had been married to one 'Captain Thomas Drummond' for four years, albeit that this Thomas Drummond never achieved that rank. The letter was addressed to Lady Axelsson and notes a Scottish general supporting her, possibly Alexander Leslie [SSNE 1] (The Lord General in Scotland). There has, to date, been no other Thomas Drummond located in Swedish service.

The letter sent by Frances Drummond is found here:

Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069580_00175#?c=&m=&s=&cv=174&xywh=2701%2C2341%2C3703%2C2136

Sources: Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1636/19,20; 1637/13-17; 1638/21; 1641/7; 1643/7; 1644/8; 1645/9; 1646/7; 1647/8; 1648/23/24 DROTTNING; 1650/4; 1651/4; 1652/4; 1653/2; 1654/3,6; 1655/3; 1656/4; 1657/4,5; 1658/5,7; 1659/6 SLAGEN PA FYEN JUNI 1659; 1660/7, SLAGE PA FYEN 16.6.59;

See specifically for the first mention of his death: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0053713_00115

Secondary sources include: F. Rudelius, Kalmar Regementes Personhistoria 1623-1927 (2 vols., Norrköping, 1952) I, pp.59 and 70; Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 2, p.328.

Service record

SWEDEN, DAVID DRUMMOND
Arrived 1636-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1640-06-16, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, KALMAR REGIMENT
Arrived 1641-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1647-12-31, as LIEUTENANT CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, DROTTNINGEN'S, FYN IN DENMARK
Arrived 1648-01-01
Departed 1659-06-16
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY