JEFFERYES, JAMES [SSNE 4904]
- JEFFERYES, JAFFRAY, JEFFEREYS, JEFFREYS, JEFFRIES, JEFFRY
- First name
- JAMES, JACOB
- BRIGADIER GENERAL
- Social status
Text sourceOn 30 May 1690 the English Privy Council provided a pass for Sir James Jeffreys, knight, late lieutenant colonel of foot in Sweden to take 3 servants and 7 horses to Chester for service in Ireland. Lieutenant Colonel James Jefferyes transferred from the service of King Charles XI to that of William III. Several of the letters he wrote to Swedish contacts from the period 1699-1700 still survive. By 1702 he held the rank of Brigadier-General and went on for further service in Ireland. He married the Swede, Katherine Drokenhelm (daughter of William Drokenhelm and his wife Anna maria) and with her had a son of the same name as himself [SSNE 4902] who served as an officer and agent in Swedish service 1707-1709. His other sons were Gustav [SSNE 7267] and Charles [SSNE 7268]. He also had a daughter called Jane who was naturalized as Irish after 1705. In the Ericsberg Arkiv in Stockholm, Jeffereys is noted as "Överste, Guvernör Island". Although the later rendering implies he was governor of Iceland (a Danish possession), this is probably a misprint for Ireland and means a governor in Ireland.
J. F. Chance (ed.), 'British Diplomatic Instructions 1689-1789', Vol I, Sweden,1689-1727 (London, RHS/Camden Society, 1922),p.39; Swedish Riksarkiv, Ericsbergsarkivet, autografsamling, lettrs dated: 08/02/1699 and 11/04/1699 till Eric Dahlberg. 20/04/1699, kopia till overste lt. Joakim Christian von Beijer och assessor Sam. Adlerberg; Swedish Riksarkiv, Stafsundsarkivet, Reinhold Johan von Fersens Arkiv. 2 Letters, 1x 1700 and 1x no date; Calendar of State Papers Domestic, 1690-91, p.23; R. Hatton (ed.), Captain James Jeffery's letters to the Secretary of State, Whitehall, from the Swedish army, 1707-1709 in Historiska Handlingar 35:1 (Stockholm, 1954), p.8; For details of the naturalization of his wife Katherine and daughter Jane, see: W. A. Shaw, ed., Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland, 1701-1800 (Huguenot Society, Manchester, 1923), p.47.
- SWEDEN, INFANTRY REGIMENT
- Arrived 1680-01-01
- Departed 1690-12-31, as LIEUTENANT COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
- STUART KINGDOMS, ARMY OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE
- Arrived 1690-01-01, as LIEUTENANT COLONEL
- Departed 1703-12-31, as BRIGADIER GENERAL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose ,ILITARY