FORRAT, ALEXANDER [SSNE 640]
- FORRAT, FORAT, FORATT, FORATH
- First name
- Social status
Alexander Forrat was the son of John (Hans) Foratt [SSNE 1615] and apparently the brother of Margaret Forrat [SSNE 6267]. In 1645 he served as a lieutenant in the Uppland regiment. In 1647 he received three farms in the Älvsborg region as royal donations. He was promoted to captain in 1649, serving in Hugo Hamilton's [SSNE 2582] regiment on the death of another captain. Hamilton was Forrat's brother in law. In 1650 he was a captain. He was ennobled that year on 12th of July and introduced under his father's entry. He may be the same as the captain Alexander Forrat who was with the Leijonhufvud infantry regiment at Stettin between 1655 and 1657. He died in 1657. Alexander Forrat married Anna Månersköld af Seglinge and fathered one daughter who lived to maturity, Margaretha Forrat (d.1724) [SSNE 6366].
Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1645/3; 1646/2,17; 1647/3,16; 1648/2,16-18; 1649/2,11,17,18; 1650/4; 1651/3,12; 1652/3; 1654/3,4; 1655/2,8,9; 1656/4,6,7; 1657/2,5; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Katalog over rullor, vol.2, pp.549 and 575 and vol.8, pp.58, 84, 105, 127, 154; Letters can be found in 'Krigskollegium Kancelliet; Adressatregistratur till Krigskollegiets Registratur 1631-1654', on "fullmakt att vara kapt under Colonel Hugo Hamilton's regiment och det komp som framlidna kapt von Breitenbach kommenderat har 24/7/1649" and Hugo Hamilton's letter of "24/7/1649 att hans svåger Alexander Forrat ar bliven efter hans begäran inrymd Breitenbachs komp, alltså ville han i Forrats ställe till löjt föreställa fänriken Krister Philp"; Otto Bergström, Bidrag till Kongl. Uplands Regementes Historia (Stockholm, 1892), p. 42; G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 2, p.787.
Letters concerning from and to him are also found here, particularly supplications from his widow: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar (Biografiska) Personhistoriahttps://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069635_00172#?c=&m=&s=&cv=171&xywh=79%2C2700%2C3322%2C1821
- SWEDEN, UPPLAND REGIMENTS, HUGO HAMILTON'S, ALVSBORG LÄN
- Arrived 1645-01-01, as LIEUTENANT
- Departed 1657-12-31, as CAPTAIN
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY