SPENS, CARL GUSTAF [SSNE 6110]

Surname
SPENS
First name
CARL GUSTAF

Text source

Carl Gustaf Spens was a grandson of James Spens of Wormiston. He studied at the universities of Uppsala, Leiden and Utrecht before volunteering into the Livregiment in 1700. He became an ensign the same yearand a lieutenant in 1701. Spens quit Swedish service on 22 December 1707 and became a gentleman of the Bedchamber in the service of the Duke of Holstein-Gottrop. He died in Stockholm on 16 January 1751 and is buried in Floda Kyrka in Södermanland. He married Beata Oxenstierna and Beata Ribbing.

Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073861_00127#?c=&m=&s=&cv=126&xywh=890%2C1534%2C5390%2C3109

A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.645.

Service record

SWEDEN, LIVREGIMENT
Departed 1707-12-22, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
HOLSTEIN-GOTTROP, COURT
Departed 1721-05-29, as MARSHAL OF THE COURT, HOVMARSKALK
Capacity ROYAL SERVANT, purpose ROYAL SERVICE
SWEDEN, UPPSALA, UTRECHT, LEIDEN
Departed 1699-12-21
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC