CARRE, JAMES [SSNE 6968]
James Karr served as a colonel in Swedish service in 1632. He is said by Robert Monro to have beens subsequently promoted to major-general, though in all probability Monro has confused him with Major-General Thomas Kerr [SSNE 2791]. Indeed, a Colonel Thomas Kerr was killed at Leipzig in 1631.
R. Monro, His Expedition with a worthy Scots Regiment called Mac-Keyes (2 vols., London, 1637), II, The List of the Scottish Officers in Chiefe, list 1. Dr Bernd Warlich has kindly added the following reference: A Swedish Colonel named „Jacob Karr“ is mentioned with 12 companies in September 1635 at Magdeburg. See Christian KODRITZKI, Seitenwechsel und andere Episoden aus dem Leben des Generals Claus Dietrich von Sperreuth. Offenbach am Main 2007 (private edition), S. 36 (after a list in the State Archive of Magdeburg)
- SWEDEN, CARRE'S, KERR'S
- Arrived 1631-01-01, as COLONEL
- Departed 1633-09-30, as COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY