DUNBAR, CHRISTIAN [SSNE 4142]

Surname
DUNBAR, DUMBAR, till SPANNERUP
First name
CHRISTIAN, KRISTIAN

Text source

Christian Dunbar is listed was a nobleman from Skane who had long served in foreign service (9/7/1664 to 1676). Dunbar was a sublieutenant in Swedish service from June 1669. He is listed as ship's captain from March 1674 to 1/6/1676. In October 1675 he captained the 'Herkules' in admiral Stenbock's fleet. He died on 1 June 1676 while serving as first captain on admiral Creutz's ship 'Kronan'. If he was indeed a nobleman from Skane then he must have been the son of Patrick Dunbar and Maren Munk. Patrick had been naturalised as a Danish gentleman in 4/5/1638 under the name of Spannerup in Skane.

Swedish military archives, Biografiska Anteckningar om Officerare vid Orlogsflottan 1600-1699, p.129; Meritforteckningar (Flottan); A. Zettersten, Svenska flottans historia, aren 1635-1680, (Norrtelje, 1903), p.601; For information on Christian's father see H.C.W. Hirsch and K. Hirsch (eds.), 'Fortegnelse over Dansk og Norske officerer med flere fra 1648 til 1814 (12 vols. compiled 1888-1907), III, vol.2; G.Lind, Danish Data Archive 1573; A. Thiset and P.L. Wittrup 'Nyt Dansk Adelslexicon', p.70; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.86.

Service record

SWEDEN, NAVY
Departed 1676-06-01, as SHIP'S CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL