JOHNSTON, WILLIAM [SSNE 570]
- JOHNSTON, JOHNSTONE, JOHNSTOWN
- First name
- Social status
William Johnstone was an ensign in Alexander [SSNE 380]/John Hamilton's [SSNE 2595] regiment Swedish service from 1629-1630. He is probably the same as William Johnston listed in the Danish-Norwegian army in Lord Spynies' [SSNE 177] regiment, which disbanded in September 1628. When King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway made peace with the Emperor many of the Scots in Danish service then entered the Swedish army. This may be the same man as SSNE 3949.
Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1629/14,18; 1630/22; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.140.