MOWATT, ROBERT [SSNE 325]

Surname
MOWATT, MOEDT, MOVAT, MOFFAT
First name
ROBERT

Text source

Robert Mowatt is a hard subject to establish the correct identity of. Thiset and Wittrup imply a relationship between Robert Mowatt and the Rigsadmiral Axel Mowatt, though Topsoe-Jensen and Marquand believe he is more probably a son of Christoffer Mowatt [SSNE 1375], Axel's brother. Robert is listed as being recruited in Holland in 1666 as a skipper on the Middelbourg. He was made lieutenant on 13/8 the same year, and served on board the Burg van Leyden. In 1672 he was commanded to the Elbe with Flyvende Fisk. In 1673 he was chief of the frigate Flyvende Hjort and the following year he was chief of Lossen. In March 1675 he was sent with Glaedeligt Budskap to London, but the exact nature of his mission is unclear. Later in the same year he was on the warship Charlotte Amalie. In March 1676 he was sent to Gulland, and he died 6 December that year.

T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.93; J. T. Topsøe and E. Marquard, Officerer i den dansk-norske søetat 1616-1814 og den danske søetat 1814-1932 (2 vols., Copenhagen, 1935), vol. 2, p.193; Thiset, A and P. L. Wittrup, ed., Nyt Dansk Adelslexikon: fortegnelse over dansk adel i fortid og nutid (Copenhagen, 1904), p.195.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, DUTCH NAVY ?
Departed 1665-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL ?
DENMARK-NORWAY, NAVY
Departed 1676-12-06, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL