HAMILTON, BRITA MARGARETHA [SSNE 6386]
Brita Margaretha Hamilton was the daughter of Margaretha Forrat [SSNE 6267] and Hugh Hamilton of Deserf [SSNE 2582]. Brita managed to master the German language during her youth. In 1659 she married Gustav Adolf Skytte [SSNE 4921] of Duderhof, grandson of Maria Neave [SSNE 6272] and Johan Skytte [SSNE 4754]. Her husband was a pirate with a murky past and in 1661 he was executed for murdering the crew of a Dutch trade ship. Brita herself died in 1666. In 1664, now a widow, we see her still in communication with James Spens (younger) [SSNE 3549], her half-brother.
Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073861_00227#?c=&m=&s=&cv=226&xywh=3684%2C1025%2C2340%2C1349
Riksarkivet, Skoklostersamlingen II. Personarkiv. (RA/720795.012) E8151. Brita Hamilton to Per Brahe, 1663.
Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 3, pp.452-453; Svenska Män och Kvinnor, vol.7, p.94; Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek, Y 38 d, Erik Drake af Hagelsrums Stammbuch, fo. 23r. Thanks to Dr. Thomas Brochard for this last reference.