Carl Gustaf Spens – Sweden – 1680-1751

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 year and 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:

SWEDENLIVREGIMENT
Arrived 1700-01-01, as VOLUNTEER
Departed 1707-12-22, as LIEUTENANT
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
HOLSTEIN-GOTTROPCOURT
Arrived 1708-01-01, as GENTLEMAN OF THE CHAMBER
Departed 1721-05-29, as MARSHAL OF THE COURTHOVMARSKALK
Capacity ROYAL SERVANT, purpose ROYAL SERVICE
SWEDENUPPSALAUTRECHTLEIDEN
Departed 1699-12-21
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC

Source: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/ssne/item.php?id=6110