LAWSON, IAN [SSNE 6462]

Surname
LAWSON, DE LAUSSON, DE LAUSSEN
First name
IAN, JOHN

Text source

Ian de Lausson/Lawson was an artillery lieutenant in Poland-Lithuania who had his noble status there confirmed as a reward for his valour in 1685. There was a captain John Lawson and a lieutenant James Lawson who were both ennobled at the same time. It's possible that their first names or ranks have been confused

B. Treliska, ed. Album armorum nobilium regni Poloniae XV-XVIII saec. (Lublin, 2001), p.1337. Thanks to Professor Waldemar Kowalski for this information. See also R. Frost, "Scottish soldiers, Poland-Lithuania and the Thirty Years' War" in S. Murdoch ed. Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Brill, 2001), p.211.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA,
Departed 1685-12-31, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY