MAKELEER, GUSTAF ADOLF [SSNE 4172]

Surname
MAKELEER, MACLEAN, MACLEIR
First name
GUSTAF ADOLF
Title/rank
4TH BARONET OF DUART
Nationality
SCOT
Region
GOTHENBURG
Social status
GENTRY

Text source

Gustav Adolf was born 16 August 1675 in Gothenburg (some sources say 1674 on GÄsvadholm), the second son of Johan Maclean [SSNE 4205] and his wife Anna Gordon. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his brother Johan Jacob on 19 March 1697. On 1 May 1689 he joined the Swedish royal navy as an Ordinary Seaman ("konstapelsmatt") and became a leading seaman the following year. From 1690-94 he was in British naval service as a Midshipman. He then returned to Swedish service as a sub lieutenant on 22 January (or July) 1694 and was on a frigate in one of Stenbock's convoys in 1694. In 1698 Maclean became a lieutenant and served on the frigate Fama circa 1699. He was promoted to captain on 20 March 1700. After that he saw service on the frigate Postiljonen to Nyen circa 1704 but died on 15 March 1706 aged only 30. Maclean married Hedvig Margareta Ridderstahl, ennobled as GyllenstÄhl in 1699. They had 2 children. Maclean is buried in Malexander Church in Ostergotland.

 

Sources: Biografiska Anteckningar om Officerare vid Orlogsflottan 1600-1699,p.265; J.N.M. Maclean, The Macleans of Sweden, (Edinburgh, 1971), p.30; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.434; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 5, p.143.

Service record

SWEDEN, NAVY
Arrived 1689-01-01
Departed 1706-03-15, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL
STUART KINGDOMS, BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
Arrived 1690-01-01, as MIDSHIPMAN
Departed 1694-12-31, as MIDSHIPMAN
Capacity OFFICER?, purpose NAVAL