KINNEMOND, PATRICK [SSNE 2838]

Surname
KINNEMOND, KINNINMONTH, KINNINMOND, KINIMUND, KYNINMENT, K√ľNEMUND, KYNEMUND
First name
PATRICK
Title/rank
COLONEL
Nationality
SCOT
Region
CALENSK
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Patrick Kinnemond was born in Calensk in Scotland and joined the Swedish army in 1624 as an ensign in Alexander Leslie's [SSNE 1] Södermanland regiment. In 1625-6 he was with Varmlands regiment and then transferred to William Lawson's [SSNE 2899] infantry. In 1635 he became lieutenant (although other sources note him as colonel of an infantry regiment) after service in George Douglas's [SSNE 2357] company of James Ramsay's [SSNE 3315] regiment, and in 1638 he was commandant in Anklam. In 1639 he served under Johan Banérs command and in May became commandant of Pirna [Saxonia]. It is probable that Patrick died in 1639 during the seige of Seisshübel (in some sources being shot by his own side for failing to use his own password, in others, having shot himself). He was ennobled after his death along with his brother Thomas Kinnemond [SSNE 2832] in 1650, the man with whom he is often confused and who was governor of Nyenmunde in Livonia. Patrick married Margareta Becker in her first marriage (her 2nd was to major general William Barclay [SSNE 1611], ennobled and introduced under nr.652). She was the daughter of the merchant Johan Becker of Stockholm and his wife Christina de Wijk. They had one daughter.

Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer I svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll 1626/1; 1628/7-15; 1629/5-10,12,14,16,18; 1630/23; 1631/12,15; C.O. Nordensvan, (ed.), Värmlands Regementes [Närkes och Värmlands Regementes] Historia: Andra Delen, Personal Historia (Stockholm, 1911), p.31 [gives date of death as 1650 during the siege of Prim]; Colonel Kinnemond is listed in Muster Roll 1635/1,2; 1636/19,20; 1638/24; G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 4, pp.15 and 126, vol. 11, p.431 [gives date of death as 1645 at siege of Brünn]; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.491; Otto Donner, A brief sketch of the Scottish families in Finland and Sweden (Helsingfors, 1884), p.30; T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), p.221. Thanks to Dr Bernd Warlich for the following reference to Kinnemond's commandant's role at Pirnau: Christian HECKEL, Historische Nachricht von dem, was nunmehro vor hundert Jahren nehmlich Anno 1639 in dem sogenanten 30jährigen Kriege der Stadt Pirna von denen feindlichen Schweden wiederfahren. Nebst dem, was sonst im Jahre 1739 in Kirchen-Sachen daselbst merckwürdiges vorgefallen (Pirna 1739), pp. 43ff, 58. (http://gdz.sub.uni-Goettingen.de) - [gives date of death as 1639 after shooting himself].

Service record

SWEDEN, ALEXANDER LESLIE, NARKE OCH VARMLAND
Arrived 1624-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1627-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, JAMES RAMSAY
Arrived 1628-01-01, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1638-12-31, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ANKLAM
Arrived 1638-01-01, as COLONEL
Capacity COMMANDANT, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, PIRNA, SAXONY, SAXONIA
Arrived 1639-05-01, as COLONEL and COMMANDANT
Departed 1639-05-27, as COLONEL and COMMANDANT
Capacity GOVERNOR, purpose MILITARY