STUART, JAMES [SSNE 308]
- STUART, STEWART
- First name
- LIEUTENANT COLONEL
- Social status
Text sourceJames Stewart was a Scottish officer in Russian service. In 1647 he was hired in Holland and despite his poor show at a muster, came to Russia as captain and rose to lieutenant colonel. Someone once said that "a certain captain Garioch was not good enough to be a captain, and a certain Stuart was not good enough to be a soldier". Was it this man? Stuart was hired in 1647 in Holland to serve the Tsar together with Captain Garioch and William Bruce. In 1671 Stuart's widow Magdalen and children were allowed to go home.
W. Barnhill and P. Dukes, 'North-east Scots in Muscovy in the seventeenth century' in Northern Scotland, vol. 1, no. 1, 1972, pp.49-63; D. Fedosov, The Caledonian Connection (Aberdeen, 1996); (RGADA,f.150,op.1,1671, No.7; Soloviev,V,p.593).
- RUSSIA, RUSSIAN ARMY
- Arrived 1647-01-01, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1671-12-31, as LIEUTENANT COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY