BENNET, THOMAS [SSNE 6036]

Surname
BENNET
First name
THOMAS
Title/rank
LIEUTENANT
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Thomas Bennet was the grandson of the Scottish officer James Bennet and Christina Kinnemond (daughter of the Scottish colonel, Thomas Kinnemond). He apparently served in the British navy, and certainly joined the Swedish navy as a volunteer in 1689. His rank was that of an NCO until March 1700 when he became an ensign. On 11 July 1702 (one source notes 1704) he was blown up with his ship in the Peipus Sea to escape Russian capture. In 1694 he had married Catharina Ahlfelt.

Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol. 1; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), I, p.38; T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), p.179.

Service record

SWEDEN, NAVY
Arrived 1689-01-01, as VOLUNTEER
Departed 1702-07-11, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL
GREAT BRITAIN, STUART KINGDOMS, ROYAL NAVY
Departed 1688-12-31, as VOLUNTEER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL