LOWRIE, ALEXANDER [SSNE 4792]

Surname
LOWRIE, LAGERGREN, LAGERGREEN, LOURIN, LOURIJ till OBY
First name
ALEXANDER
Title/rank
MAJOR
Nationality
SCOT?
Region
Social status
NOBILITY
Education
Religion

Text source

Alexander Lowrie was the son of John Lowrie who became ennobled as Lagergren. Alexander held lands in Oby, Bladinge. By 1641 he appears on the muster rolls of the Kalmar Regiment where he became a lieutenant in 1646 Thereafter he appears to have left military service. However Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor notes that by 1656 he had advanced to captain. In 1674 Alexander Lowrie served as a major and commandant of the Kalmar garrison in Nystad. He was at the seige of Kristianopel and after 1677 he became the governor of the fort. Lowrie died soon after 1686. He was twice married to Swedish women. According to Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, this was not a Scottish family!

Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, Kalmar Regiment 1641-1648; G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 4, p.513; F. Rudelius, 'Kalmar Regementes Personhistoria 1623-1927 (2 vols., Norrköping, 1952) I, pp.70-71.

Service record

SWEDEN, KALMAR REGIMENT
Arrived 1641-01-01, as LIEUTENANT
Departed 1686-12-31, as GOVERNOR
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, KALMAR NYSTAD
Arrived 1674-01-01, as MAJOR
Departed 1674-12-31, as MAJOR
Capacity COMMANDANT, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, KRISTIANOPEL
Arrived 1677-01-01, as MAJOR
Departed 1677-12-31, as MAJOR
Capacity COMMANDANT, purpose MILITARY