KINNAIRD, DIDRIK [SSNE 4132]
- KINNAIRD, KYNNAIRD
- First name
- Social status
Didrik Kinnaird was born in either Stade or in Bremen c.1672. Given his surname he must have had Scottish connections through his father, who may have been Hans/John Kinnaird [SSNE 6447] although this remains to be certified. However, that John Kinnaird was master of supplies in Bremen Stift 1658-1676, so the chances of the relationship are quite high. Didrik enlisted into the Swedish army at 32 years old and became the auditor for the Pomeranian dragoon regiment in 1704. After being promoted to captain, Kinnaird was captured at Tönningen in 1713, but returned to his regiment in 1714. He was captured again in 1715 at Stresow and remained a prisoner until 1718. He left service in September 1719.
Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1704/10-12; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), I, p.369.