SINCLAIR, JOHAN [SSNE 3319]

Surname
SINCLAIR
First name
JOHAN, HANS

Text source

Johan Sinclair was the son of Ludvig Sinclair [SSNE 3516] and Christina, daughter of Lord Stanhouse and was born in Stade (in Swedish Bremen). In 1695, the young Sinclair volunteered into During's Holstein regiment in the Dutch Republic. He became an ensign in 1700, before volunteering for the Swedish army in 1703. By 21 March 1705, Sinclair held the rank of captain. He was captured in 1709 by the Saxon army, and released in 1711 on his word not to fight them again. He moved to Paris, and later joined the Swedish court at Lund. On 18 February 1717, Sinclair became a major in the Zweibrukenska Infantry. He left service in October 1724 with the rank of Colonel. He joined the Hanovarians with this rank and died in 1729 in Niederbronn. It is likely he had a brother called Ludwig von Sinclair [SSNE 6094]

Sources: A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.630.

Correspondence is found in: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073833_00310#?c=&m=&s=&cv=309&xywh=591%2C2630%2C3542%2C2043

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, HOLSTEIN, DURING'S HOLSTEIN REGIMENT
Departed 1702-12-31, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ELBINGSKA INFANTRY
Departed 1709-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ROYAL COURT, LUND
Departed 1724-10-15, as LIEUTENANT COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
HANNOVER, GREAT BRITAIN, HANNOVARIAN ARMY
Departed 1729-12-31, as COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY