PRESTON, SIGFRED [SSNE 6051]

Surname
PRESTON, PRESTHON
First name
SIGFRED, SIGRID, GILBERT
Title/rank
CAPTAIN OF HORSE
Nationality
ENGLISH
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Sigfred Preston is noted as a captain of horse in Swedish service between 1569-1573. This is probably the same as Sigrid Preston mentioned in 1567 as someone King Erik XIV wanted to help bring Iceland under Swedish control as noted in letters from March 26 and 28 that year.

G. Arteus, Till Militärstatens Förhistoria: Krig, professionalisering och social förändring under Vasasönernas regering (Stockholm, 1986), p.174; Swedish Riksarkiv, Titularregister till RR, card E01036, no.6, Öppna bref pro A.1566. Thanks to Ardis Dreisbach for the Iceland reference.

Service record

SWEDEN,
Arrived 1567-04-05
Departed 1574-01-10, as CAPTAIN OF HORSE
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY