JOHNSTON, GEORGE [SSNE 2737]

Surname
JOHNSTON, JOHNSTOUN
First name
GEORGE, JURGEN
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Johnston was first with Berg's regiment in 1644-5, then with Johnstoun's Viborg regiment in 1649. He still appeared there in 1655. Possibly the same as George Johnston listed as a captain 1656-7, and commanding a company in Dalyell's regiment at Polotsk. He was probably related to Colonel Johnstoun [SSNE 2736].

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1644/21; 1645/26; 1649/9; 1650/6; 1651/4,9; 1654/5; 1655/4,6; Swedish Krigsarkiv, katalog over rullor, vol.4, p.1596, vol.6, p.61; D. Fedosov, The Caledonian Connection (Aberdeen, 1996); (RGADA,f.396,op.1,No.53200).

Service record

SWEDEN, BERG'S REGIMENT
Arrived 1644-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1648-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, FRANCIS JOHNSTOUN'S VIBORG, FINLAND
Arrived 1649-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1655-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
RUSSIA, DALYELL'S REGIMENT POLOTSK
Arrived 1656-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1657-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY