SMITH, ? [SSNE 4073]

Surname
SMITH
First name
?
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
BRITISH
Region
Social status
OFFICER
Education
Religion

Text source

There was a Captain Smith in Russian service in the 1660s. It is uncertain which part of the British Isles he originated in. In 1661 he quit Swedish service and with his wife joined Patrick Gordon [SSNE 3903] en route to Moscow.

D. Fedosov, The Caledonian Connection (Aberdeen, 1996);(Patrick Gordon, Diary)

Service record

SWEDEN, SWEDISH ARMY
Arrived 1660-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1660-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
RUSSIA, RUSSIAN ARMY
Arrived 1661-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1661-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY