MACLEAN, ADOLF [SSNE 6095]
- First name
- ADOLF, JOHAN ADOLF
Johan Adolf Maclean was baptised on 3 September 1694. He was the son of David Maclean [SSNE 3023] and his wife, Eleonora Elisabet von Ascheberg. He was baptised on 3 September 1694 and his godparents did not include any from the Scottish/British community in Gothenburg. His siblings were Rutger [SSNE 6096], Johan Philip [SSNE 6954], Magdalena Eleonora [SSNE 6953], Jacob Ludwig [SSNE 6956] and Marianna [SSNE 6957].
John Adolf volunteered for service in the Bohuslän Dragoons in March 1710. He later became a lieutenant in the Vestgöta regiment and a captain in the Lifeguard. Johan left service on 11 August 1741 and died in Stockholm in 1746. He married Sophia Louisa Leijonhufvud. There is a portrait of Johan by J.D. Swartz from 1728. Although this belongs to the Nationalmuseum, the portrait is on long-term loan to the Royal Lifeguards where it hangs in the Officers' Mess at their HQ at Kungsängen
Sources: W. Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs Historia Christina Kyrkas böcker, (Gothenburg, 1890), vol.1, p.262: A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.432. With thanks to Nigel Alington for updates.
- SWEDEN, GOTHERNBURG
- Arrived 1694-09-03
- Departed 0000-01-01
- SWEDEN, BOHUS LÄN DRAGOONS, LIVGARD
- Arrived 1710-03-05, as VOLUNTEER
- Departed 1741-08-11, as CAPTAIN
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY