HAMILTON AF DALSERF, LUDOVICK [SSNE 2603]

Surname
HAMILTON AF DALSERF, DESERF
First name
LUDOVICK, LUDVIG, LOUIS, LUDOWIG, LUDOVIG, LUDOWICK, LUDWIG

Text source

Ludovick Hamilton was a brother of Hugo Hamilton [SSNE 2582] av Hageby and the son of Archbishop Malcolm Hamilton of Cashel [though Lodge's Peerage gives him as the son of Archbishop Archibald Hamilton of Cashel]. He immigrated to Sweden after some service to Venice and became a private in the Lifeguard in 1645. Later he became a lieutenant in 1649 and by 1654 he was a major with John Burdon's [SSNE 4345] Dalar regiment. Hamilton was made baron that year with his brother, Hugh, and introduced into the Riddarhus under nr.50. as Baron of Dalserf and Baron and Lord of Nabben. By 1657 he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Crown Prince's infantry lifeguard, although one source places him in William Cranstoun's [SSNE 2101] regiment. Ludovig wrote to King Karl X Gustav from Thorn in 1658. In 1659 Ludvig became colonel of a regiment. In 1661 he and his wife, Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt [SSNE 7272] (1631-1689) received permission to return to their family lands in Ireland. He received his final dismissal permit from Swedish service in 1662 along with a travel pass to England but he appears to have died before leaving Gothenburg (other sources note that he was killed on his homeward journey in May 1663) and was buried in Christina church on 2 November that year. His wife made it to Ireland where she was styled Anna Catherine, Lady Hamilton of Tullykeltyre, Co. Fermanagh where she went on to marry Captain James Somervill of Tallacht. She was later forfeited by King James in 1689, the year in which she died. With Anna, Ludovick had two sons who served in both Sweden and Ireland, Gustavus [SSNE 5947] and Malcolm [SSNE 5948]. Both men served in the Enniskillen Regiment for King William, Gustavus as Colonel and Governor of the city. 

 

Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Swedish Riksarkiv, bref till Konung Karl X Gustaf; Swedish Riksarkiv, Adolf Johans Arkiv i Stegeborgssamlingen, Ludovig Hamilton to Duke Adolf Johan, Elbing, May 1659 and Stockholm 1662; Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1645/1; 1646/1; 1648/25; 1649/1,16-18; 1650/1; 1651/1; 1654/3; 1655/3; 1656/5; 1659/13; Swedish Krigsarkiv, katalog over rullor, vol.3, pp.l107, 1138.

 

See also: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069704_00358#?c=&m=&s=&cv=357&xywh=2590%2C2452%2C4427%2C2553

He co-signed a letter on behalf of James Spens (younger) [SSNE 3549] in 1654, along with Baron George Fleetwood [SSNE 2208]. https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073861_00090#?c=&m=&s=&cv=89&xywh=1455%2C321%2C5405%2C3117

W. Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs Historia Christina Kyrkas böcker,(Gothenburg, 1890), vol.1, p.463; Register till Sveriges Ridderskaps och Adels Riksdags-Protokoll (17 vols, Stockholm, 1910), vol. 1652 and 1660; Lt. Colonel George Hamilton, 'A History of the House of Hamilton' (Edinburgh, 1933), pp.1014-1015; G. Elgenstierna, Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 3, p.453; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London 1862).

Service record

SWEDEN, LIFEGUARD, THORN/TORUN
Departed 1661-12-31, as COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ELBING
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM, GOTHENBURG
Departed 1662-05-31, as COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
VENICE, VENICE, ARMY
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY