DUWALL, TOBIAS [SSNE 2475]

Surname
DUWALL, MACDOUGALL
First name
TOBIAS
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT, COLONEL?
Nationality
SCOT
Region
MECKLENBURG
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Tobias Duwall was probably one of Albrecht MacDougal's 9 sons, brother of Mauritz [SSNE 2473]. He was first an ensign in Jakob Duwall's [SSNE 1623] Norrland regiment. In 1627 he held the same rank in Lennart Torstensson's Norrland regiment. In 1630 he was lieutenant with Vasterbotten's regiment. Apparently, in December 1636/January 1637, he was quartered as colonel in Schmalkalden (Thuringia) and tried to blackmail 17000 riksdaler (Reichstaler) from the town. In 1647 and 1650 he attended the Riksdag. He appears to have become colonel of a cavalry regiment in the 1640s. He also served as commandant at Altmark in 1642. He may be the same as the Tobias Duwall who was colonel and chief of an "English" (possibly British) recruited infantry regiment in 1650. This man then subsequently went to England in March 1659 to recruit.

 

Sources: A letter concerning him dating to 1662 can be found here: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069586_00426#?c=&m=&s=&cv=425&xywh=-632%2C-500%2C8953%2C5164

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1626/7,9; 1628/10,13; 1629/10,12,13,15; 1630/18; ?1650/9; Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Sveriges Ridderskaps och Adels Riksdagsprotokoll, 17 vols, see vol for 1647 and 1650; Johann Georg PFORR, Beschreibung etzlicher denckwuerdigen Geschichden. Eine Chronik von Schmalkalden 1400-1800, ed. by Renate T. Wagner, (Schmalkalden 2007), pp. 141, 142, 143, 153. Thanks to Dr Bernd Warlich for this last reference.

Service record

SWEDEN, NORRLAND
Arrived 1626-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1629-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, VASTERBOTTEN
Arrived 1630-01-01, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1650-12-31, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ALTMARK
Arrived 1642-01-01, as COMMANDANT
Departed 1642-12-31, as COMMANDANT
Capacity OFFICER, COMMANDANT, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ENGLAND
Arrived 1659-03-01, as COLONEL
Departed 1659-03-31, as COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER AND RECRUITER, purpose MILITARY