THOMSON, PATRICK [SSNE 3670]

Surname
THOMSON
First name
PATRICK
Title/rank
LT. COLONEL
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
NOBILITY

Text source

Patrick Thomson was the son of Thomas Thomson [SSNE 1648] and Catharina Murray [SSNE 6255]. He received a donation on 25 April 1629 and later inherited Thomas's noble status, but was not introduced into the Riddarhus (House of Nobility) in Stockholm. Patrick was an ensign with the Närke och Värmland regiment (where Thomas had been colonel) in 1638 and a captain in 1641. He commanded part of the noble corps in 1644. In 1655 he sold a farm in Vastergotland. His promotion continued in 1657 when he became a major in the Närke och Värmland regiment. The following year he became lieutenant colonel but he was killed on 11 February 1659. He was married to Agneta Linnartsdotter Svenske who survived him. They had a daughter, also called Agneta, who married Samuel Gegerfelt, an officer of the Närke Värmland regiment. Patrick was also survived by his brother, Alexander [SSNE 3664].

Sources: Correspondence from his widow is found in Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0074122_00185#?c=&m=&s=&cv=184&xywh=1595%2C3640%2C1698%2C931

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1638/4,5,9,25-27; 1639/4,13,15-17; 1640/2,4; 1641/5; 1642/2,4; 1643/3,5; 1644/5; 1645/7; 1646/5; 1647/6; 1648/5; 1650/4; 1651/3; 1652/3,5; 1653/2; 1654/3; 1655/3;1656/5; 1657/2; 1658/4.

Lund University Library, De la Gardieska Arkivet, Pergamentsbrev. De la Gardie IV, no 82.
"Patrick Thomasson säljer hemman i Västergötland 1655-04-20, Stockholm. Fem sigill, varav två utan avtryck. 47x38 cm, hopvikt 20x15 cm".

C.O. Nordensvan, (ed.), Värmlands Regementes [Närkes och Värmlands Regementes] Historia: Andra Delen, Personal Historia (Stockholm, 1911), 41; Swedish Riksarkiv, Militära chefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 8, p.265; A letter can be found in 'Krigskollegium Kancelliet; Adressatregistratur till Krigskollegiets Registratur 1631-1654' regarding "att inrymma Erik Eriksson Ripp fältväbelsplats under sitt kompani 17/6/1643"; F. Fryxell, Wermlands Slägtebok, compiled at Landsarkivet Göteborg, vol.2; F. Fryxell, Wermelandia Nobilitata, also compiled at Landsarkivet Göteborg (1945), p.31.

Service record

SWEDEN, NARKE OCH VARMLAND, VASTERGOTLND
Arrived 1638-01-01, as ENSIGN
Departed 1659-12-31, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY