MACLEAN, KARL [SSNE 5440]

Surname
MACLEAN, MACKLIER, MACLEER
First name
KARL, CARL LEONARD

Text source

Carl Leonard Maclean was the third son of Johan Maclean [SSNE 4205] and his wife Anna Gordon. He was baptised on 14 August 1676 in Gothenburg. He entered military service by becoming a volunteer for Prince Karl's lifeguards on 7 February 1694. Two years later he was a sergeant-major and he became an ensign on 3 January 1697. The following year he got permission to journey abroad for a year, although it is not clear if he returned to Scotland, his parents country of birth. On his return, Maclean joined the Smaland Infantry regiment as a captain on 13 August 1700, where he was still registered in 1706. In 1725 he got permission to visit Britain with his wife, to lay claim to a family legacy. He had married Anna Hirscheit or Hirschen around 1700, who was the daughter of a Gothenburg merchant, and they had 5 children together. She died on 4 March 1765. Carl Leonard was buried on 5 May 1747 at Tolo.

 

Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069888_00009#?c=&m=&s=&cv=8&xywh=-1515%2C-971%2C8250%2C4758

Göteborg Landsarkiv (GLA) Förteckning över Landshövdingens i Göteborg och Bohus Län - Skrivelser till Kungl. Maj:t 1657-1840 - 08/11/1698; J.N.M. Maclean, The Macleans of Sweden, (Edinburgh, 1971), p.29; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.432; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 5, p.144.

Service record

SWEDEN, PRINCE KARL'S LIFEGUARDS
Departed 1700-08-12, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, SCOTLAND?
Departed 1699-12-31
Purpose MISC.
SWEDEN, SMALAND INFANTRY REGIMENT
Departed 1706-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY