HILL, JOHN [SSNE 6523]

Surname
HILL
First name
JOHN
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
BRITISH
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Captain John Hill served in the Swedish army in the early 17th century and he was sent as part of King Karl IX's mercenaries to Russia. During Russian hostilities with Poland-Lithuania he was captured and then entered King Sigismund III Vasa's service when the Polish army was beseiging Smolensk.

R. Frost, "Scottish soldiers, Poland-Lithuania and the Thirty Years' War" in S. Murdoch ed. Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Brill, 2001), p.199.

Service record

SWEDEN, RUSSIA
Arrived 1610-01-01, as OFFICER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN AND RUSSIA, ARMY
Arrived 1610-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1610-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
POLAND-LITHUANIA, SMOLENSK
Arrived 1616-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY