YORK, [SSNE 3902]

Surname
YORK
First name
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
ENGLISH
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

Captain York was amongst the army of over 15000 Swedish, French, Scottish and English mercenaries sent by King Karl IX of Sweden in 1609 to Russia at the request of Tsar Vasily Shuisky. The other captains included Thomas Chamberlain [SSNE 1948], Hugh Kendrick [SSNE 2802], John Craul [SSNE 3075], Benson [SSNE 3125], and Crichton[SSNE 3844].

G. P. Herd, 'General Patrick Gordon of Auchluchries - A Scot in Seventeenth Century Russian Service', Ph.D. thesis, Aberdeen, 1994.

Service record

RUSSIA, SKOPIN'S ARMY
Arrived 1609-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1611-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY