BENNET, GEORGE [SSNE 5307]
- BENNET, BENNETT
- First name
- GEORGE, JERZY
- PERTHSHIRE, PERTH AND KINROSS
Text sourceGeorge Bennett was a colonel in Polish service who led a regiment of 1000 infantry against Turkish troops in 1634. In 1658 he served as chief executive of the town of Kedainiai in Lithuania after both famine and plague had reduced the population. A man called George Bennet also applied to the Privy Council for a birthbrieve in 1670, claiming that he had already been in Polish-Lithuanian service for years, acting as Secretary to the King of Poland in Lithuania where he resided. Having already bought proof of his origins from the laird of Moncrieffe and other Scottish gentlemen, the Council agreed to Bennet's request in 1671. These are probably the same man.
Collecta Zboru Kiejdanskiego: To jest rachunek wszystkich recept i expens zborowych zaczety roku 1628 dnu 20 novembra - Lietuvos Mikslu Akademijos centrine biblioteka. Rankrasciu skyrius, F.9-3040; L. Eriksonas, 'The lost colony of Scots: unravelling overseas connections in a Lithuanian town' in A.I. Macinnes, T. Riis, and F. Pedersen eds. Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States, c.1350 - c.1700 (East Linton, 2000),p.179; A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793 (Edinburgh, 1915), p.xxxii; Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, 3rd series, III, p.374; R. Frost, "Scottish soldiers, Poland-Lithuania and the Thirty Years' War" in S. Murdoch ed. Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Brill, 2001), p.210, p.211.
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, INFANTRY
- Arrived 1634-01-01, as COLONEL
- Departed 1634-12-31, as COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, KEDANY, KEDAINIAI
- Arrived 1655-01-01
- Departed 1671-12-31
- Capacity ROYAL SECRETARY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, purpose ROYAL SERVICE, CIVIC