BRUCE, ROBERT [SSNE 4347]

Surname
BRUCE
First name
ROBERT
Title/rank
LT. COLONEL
Nationality
SCOT
Region
LYMLYN, BLAIRHALL, FIFE
Social status
NOBILITY

Text source

Robert Bruce was born in Scotland, the son of Andrew Bruce of Lymlyn and Blairhall, and brother to Anders Bruce [SSNE 4346] who died in 1644. Robert arrived in Sweden in 1623 and served as lieutenant colonel in the Swedish infantry in 1630. He died in 1652. He was married to Margareta Muschamp [SSNE 6327], daughter of the English knight Thomas Muschamp [SSNE 3168] and the Scot Elin Lindsay [SSNE 6328]. Their son Rudolf also entered Swedish service and later became ennobled. 

 

Sources: Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol. 1, p.625; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.486.

Service record

SWEDEN, SWEDISH ARMY [REVAL, ESTONIA]
Arrived 1623-01-01, as LT. COLONEL
Departed 1652-12-31, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY