SMITH, JONS [SSNE 4812]

Surname
SMITH, till ROSENSCHMIDT
First name
JONS
Title/rank
VICE-GOVERNOR
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
NOBILITY
Education
Religion

Text source

Jons Smith was the son of Peter Smith [SSNE 4811], a Scottish soldier in Swedish service. Jons served as the castle secretary at Abo. Smith was ennobled in 1640 and introduced in 1642 after which he served as the vice governor of Abo from 1642-5. He died in 1645. Smith was married to Margareta Wirtenberg von Debern who was of Finnish nobiliy, and they had four children.

Swedish Riksarkiv, Generalguvernorer och riksstathallare,guvernorer, landshovdingar, och ordningsman i Sverige och dess besittningar; Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol. 6, p.512; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.496.

Service record

SWEDEN, ABO CASTLE, FINLAND
Arrived 1640-01-01, as CASTLE SECRETAR
Departed 1645-12-31, as VICE GOVERNOR
Capacity VICE GOVERNOR, purpose MILITARY