BENNET, JAMES [SSNE 1612]

Surname
BENNET, BENNIT
First name
JAMES, JACOB, JAKOB

Text source

James Bennet was born in Scotland but left in the 1640s and entered Swedish service in 1650 serving as a lieutenant in Von Dohna's infantry from 1655. 

James Bennet became captain of the Queen's Lifeguards in 1657 where he served until 1660. Thereafter he became a member of the Infantry Liferegiment in Livland, based in Riga.

James Bennet was ennobled and naturalised in 1675, 7th of August and introduced into the Riddarhus the same year.

James Bennet married Christina Kinnemond, the daughter of Colonel Thomas Kinnimond [SSNE ] (himself naturalised Kinnemond under nr.505) and Christina Scott. His son William was born in 1680 and became a Major General in 1717 and a Baron in 1719.

James Bennet died in 1693. 

Sources: Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1655/10; 1657/7; 1659/13; 1663/5; 1665/5; 1666/11; 1668/9; 1669/6; 1672/8; 1673/4,6; MR Von Dohnas 1655/10; MR Drottningens Infantry Liferegiment 1657-1659; MR Livland Infantry Guards Regiment 1663-1673. Svenska Adelns Ă„ttartavlor, vol 1, p.286; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.482; Otto Donner, A brief sketch of the Scottish families in Finland and Sweden (Helsingfors, 1884), p.20.

Service record

SWEDEN, DROTTNING'S LIFEGUARD
Departed 1660-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, RIGA LIVLAND INFANTRY LIFEGUARGDS
Departed 1673-12-31, as MAJOR
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY