SCOTT, JAKOB [SSNE 3445]
- SCOTT, the younger
- First name
- JAKOB, JACOB, JAMES Jacobson
- Social status
James Scott was born in Livonia, the son of Lt. Colonel James Scott [SSNE 1638]. He held the lands of Sarenhof and Tellerhof which he sold in 1642. In 1641 Scott acted as a gentleman of the court to Karl Gustav (later Karl X) and by 1645 he was a captain in the court regiment. One source notes that he had served in an "English" regiment as lieutenant colonel and obtained a letter of recommendation to Torstensson in January 1645 which facilitated his entry into Swedish service. Five years later, in 1649, Scott held the rank of lieutenant colonel in which capacity he served in Francis Johnstoun's [SSNE 2736] Viborg regiment. During his military service, in 1650, James Scott junior was ennobled and introduced into the House of Nobility under nr. 499. Scott continued his military career and served as colonel for a recruited regiment of horse and a squadron of dragoons in Livonia in 1654. He died before 1682 and at some point married the Swedish noblewoman Baroness Cronstierna. Together they had a daughter called Anna.
Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073818_00219#?c=&m=&s=&cv=218&xywh=1774%2C827%2C6231%2C3124
Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1646/11; 1647/11,15; 1648/15; 1649/9; 1650/6; 1651/4,9; 1654/5; 1655/4,6; Swedish Krigsarkiv, katalog over rullor, vol.6, p.55; RAOSB, second series, IX, pp.618-620. Lars Kagg to Axel Oxenstiena, 5 February 1645; G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 7, p.121; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.496.