BEATON, HERKULES [SSNE 4342]

Surname
BEATON, BETHUN
First name
HERKULES, HERCULES
Title/rank
STYCKJUNKARE
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
NOBILITY

Text source

Hercules Beaton was a son of Paul Beaton [SSNE 1797], and brother of Paul Beaton jr [SSNE 1798]. Their grandfather had been Hercules Beaton [SSNE 4341]. Hercules junior had been born in 1660 and served as a constable in Stettin in 1678. He later became an artilleryman in Stockholm in 1679 and was moved to Jonköping field artillery that same year. He was ennobled with his brother on 22 February 1693 and introduced under nr.1402 in 1706. He died in 1711. He had been married to Elizabeth Bock.

 

Sources:  Svenska Adelns √Ąttartavlor, vol. 1, pp.351-2; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.486.

 

He is frequently mentioned among the papers of his brother:  https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069471_00305#?c=&m=&s=&cv=304&xywh=-1873%2C658%2C8178%2C4717

Service record

SWEDEN, STETTIN (Szczecin)
Arrived 1678-01-01, as CONSTABLE
Departed 1678-12-31, as CONSTABLE
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM ARTILLERY
Arrived 1679-01-01, as STYCKJUNKARE
Departed 1711-12-31, as STYCKJUNKARE
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY