DUWALL, AXEL [SSNE 3744]

Surname
DUWALL
First name
AXEL

Text source

Axel Duwall was the son of Gustaf Duwall [SSNE 2450], and grandson of Jacob Duwall [SSNE 1623] (and therefore great-grandson of Albrekt Macdougal [SSNE 2444]). Born in 1667, Axel studied at Uppsala university before joining the army. He enlisted into the Liferegiment in 1689 and became colonel and chief of the Narke and Varmland regiment in 1715. In 1712 he wrote asserting his Scottish heritage and the origins of the MacDougall family. It is asserted in some sources that the Jacobites had actively sought Swedish aid for their cause and, Axel intriguingly visited Great Britain in 1717. He then became colonel and chief of the Östgöta and Sodermanland regiment in 1721. He eventually became major general by 1722. He died childless on 12 July 1750.

Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Swedish Krigsarkiv, KRA/0035:0166, Duwalska Arkiv Jacob Duwall (1589-1634), Gustaf Duwall (1630-1692) and Axel Duwall (1667-1750), one volume; Svenska Adelns Ättatavlor, VIII, p.218: Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel (Uppsala, 1900-1911); T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), pp.215-267.

His letter from Bender in 1712 and other letters can be found here: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069586_00169#?c=&m=&s=&cv=168&xywh=2076%2C1256%2C4211%2C2309

See attestations of his heritage from Scotland here: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069586_00148#?c=&m=&s=&cv=147&xywh=598%2C908%2C3507%2C1922

Service record

SWEDEN, UPPSALA
Departed 1680-12-31
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
SWEDEN, LIVDRABANT, NARKES OCH VARMLAND, OSTGOTA
Departed 1725-12-31, as MAJOR GENERAL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, GREAT BRITAIN
Departed 1717-12-31
Capacity VISITOR, purpose MISC