BENSON, [SSNE 3125]
Text sourceCaptains Thomas Chamberlain, Hugh Kendrick [SSNE 2802], John Craul[SSNE 3075] and Captains Benson, Creyton [SSNE 3844] and York in Russia in 1609 in an army of over 1500 Swedish, French, Scottish and English mercenaries sent by Charles IX of Sweden at the request of Tsar Vasily Shuisky and under command of General Horn. He was wounded in the head and hand during this campaign, but survived
R. Frost, "Scottish soldiers,Poland-Lithuania and the Thirty Years' War" in S. Murdoch ed. Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Brill, 2001), p.199; G. P. Herd, 'General Patrick Gordon of Auchluchries - A Scot in Seventeenth Century Russian Service', Ph.D. thesis, Aberdeen, 1994; Narrative of an Englishman serving against Poland’ in The False Dmitri. A Russian Romance and Tragedy, Described by British Eye-Witnesses, 1604-1612, edited by Sonia E. Howe, (New York, 1916), pp.151-183. With thanks to Michal Paradowski for providing this reference.
- SWEDEN AND RUSSIA, GENERAL HORN, RUSSIAN ARMY
- Arrived 1609-01-01, as CAPTAIN
- Departed 1611-12-31, as CAPTAIN
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY