STUART, DAVID [SSNE 7696]
- STUART, STEWART, STYFWERT
- First name
- COURT GENTLEMAN
- Social status
David Stuart was born 18 May 1595 at Hyltinge, Sodermanland, a son of John 'Hans' Stuart [SSNE 1645] and his wife Brita Eriksdotter. His brother was Andrew/Anders [SSNE 1647]. He attended Uppsala in 1611 for which he received a grant from the government.
In 1625 he was introduced into the Riddarhus under no.86. He served as major on ships sailing to Danzig in 1629. David served as a court gentleman to Queen Christina. He first married on 17 March 1622 Anna Kruse of Elghammar (who died in 1640) and with her had several children: Kerstin, Magnus, Anna, Brita and Hans. In his second marriage in 1641 he married Beata Chesnocophera, daughter of the royal physician, Dr Nikolaus Chesnocopherus. They had several children including Marta Beata [SSNE 7851], Johan Robert [SSNE 3628] and Carl Magnus Stuart [SSNE 953].
David appears to have fallen out with his brother Andrew over the latter's illegitimate relationship with a married woman who later became Andrew's wife. This was reflected in David's son Han's abusive description of his uncle's wife at the 1652 Riksdag. However on 5 September 1653 and 2 April 1655 David and Andrew settled their differences. David died on 29 March 1657. He had been brother to Anders [SSNE 1647] and Marta [SSNE 6433].
Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria. https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073910_00008#?c=&m=&s=&cv=7&xywh=3004%2C2402%2C3064%2C1679
Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel, (Uppsala, 1900-1911); T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), Supplement, pp.215-267; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, VII, p.783
- SWEDEN, UPPSALA
- Arrived 1611-01-01, as STUDENT
- Departed 1611-12-31, as STUDENT
- Capacity UNIVERSITY, purpose EDUCATION
- SWEDEN, DANZIG COAST
- Arrived 1629-01-01, as MAJOR
- Departed 1629-12-31, as MAJOR
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL
- SWEDEN, ROYAL COURT
- Arrived 1633-01-01, as GENTLEMAN OF THE CHAMBER
- Departed 1657-03-27, as GENTLEMAN OF THE CHAMBER
- Capacity ROYAL SERVANT, purpose ROYAL SERVICE