STIRLING, ARCHIBALD [SSNE 3595]

Surname
STIRLING, STERLING
First name
ARCHIBALD, ARCHIE
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
OFFICER

Text source

Archibald Stirling served as one of the Scottish officers at Thorn city with Colonel Cranston's regiment between 1656-8 on behalf of the Swedes. He was among those targeted in numerous letters by General John Middleton, Major General Thomas Rokeby, Colonel Alex Durhame and Mr Davissone as one of the Cranstoun officers who may be persuaded to help hand over the city of Thorn to the Poles as this would demonstrate his loyalty to Charles II. Other officers names in the letter included Major Mercer, Captain Erskine, Captain Ramsay, Captain Lawsone, Captain Edmonstone, and this man noted as 'honest Archie Stirling'.

Swedish Riksarkiv, Extranea 135: IX, 4, interciperade brev 1600-talet, II brev till Skotska officerare, including 1) Middleton to Erskine, no date 2 & 3) Alex Durhame to Erskine, 24 October and 28 November 1657 4)Thomas Rokeby to Erskine, 28 November 1657 5) Mr Davissone to 'my honest friends the Scots officers in Torne' no date; T. Fischer, The Scots in Eastern and Western Prussia (Edinburgh, 1903), pp.134-5; A. Grosjean, 'Royalist Soldiers and Cromwellian Allies? The Cranstoun Regiment in Sweden 1655-1658' in S. Murdoch and A. Mackillop (eds.), Fighting for Identity: Scottish Military Experience c.1550-1900 (Leiden, 2002), pp.61-82; Stockholm Krigsarkivet, Muster Roll, 1656/10.

Service record

SWEDEN, WILLIAM CRANSTON, THORN/TORUN
Arrived 1655-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1658-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY