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Robert Moffat

Male about 1615 - about 1673  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Robert Moffat  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born about 1615  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Death about 1673  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died about 1673  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I77080  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Links To This person is also Robert MOFFAT (I22596) in the Clan Moffat UK tree on this site  
    Last Modified 29 January 2013 

    Father Alexander MOFFAT,   b. about 1590, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Mother Isabella RICHARDSON,   b. about 1592, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F54072  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elisabet Rutensköld,   b. about 1630, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1692, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Robert Moffat,   b. about 1650, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1660, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     2. Sten Moffat,   b. about 1652, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lars Moffat,   b. about 1655, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1683  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +4. Löjtnant Göran Moffat,   b. about 1656, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 January 1711, Tostebohl, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     5. Anna Moffat,   b. 1660, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 October 1710, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     6. Alexander Moffat,   b. about 1662, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nils Olof Moffat,   b. about 1664, Väsby, By, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Margareta Moffat,   b. about 1666, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown, Kila, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hedvig Beata Moffat,   b. about 1668, Väsby, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1721, Lidköping, Skaraborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     10. Isabella Maria Moffat,   b. about 1668, Väsby, By, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 April 1742, Björkås, Kila, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     11. Robert Moffat,   b. about 1668, Väsby, By, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 June 1748, Låxerud, Millesvik, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Photos
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    From Mia Jäverling:
    Right here was Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Rutenskölds house.
    My relative Mr, Hans Karlsson (also, just like me relative to Brita Helena Hamnqvist married to von Proschwitz). Hans lives in Värmland and he took his camera and searched for Wäsby and found it.
    There are many Wäsby in Värmland, but this place is the exact. Those who lived in the house (Sven & Maria) knew that Moffat had lived there.
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    From Mia Jäverling:
    Right here was Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Rutenskölds house.
    My relative Mr, Hans Karlsson (also, just like me relative to Brita Helena Hamnqvist married to von Proschwitz). Hans lives in Värmland and he took his camera and searched for Wäsby and found it.
    There are many Wäsby in Värmland, but this place is the exact. Those who lived in the house (Sven & Maria) knew that Moffat had lived there.
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    From Mia Jäverling:
    Right here was Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Rutenskölds house.
    My relative Mr, Hans Karlsson (also, just like me relative to Brita Helena Hamnqvist married to von Proschwitz). Hans lives in Värmland and he took his camera and searched for Wäsby and found it.
    There are many Wäsby in Värmland, but this place is the exact. Those who lived in the house (Sven & Maria) knew that Moffat had lived there.
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    Wäsby, By, Säffle, Värmland, Sweden
    From Mia Jäverling:
    Right here was Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Rutenskölds house.
    My relative Mr, Hans Karlsson (also, just like me relative to Brita Helena Hamnqvist married to von Proschwitz). Hans lives in Värmland and he took his camera and searched for Wäsby and found it.
    There are many Wäsby in Värmland, but this place is the exact. Those who lived in the house (Sven & Maria) knew that Moffat had lived there.
    Last Modified 27 February 2012 
    Family ID F53914  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert is securely atttested, and his ancestry is described in a Birth Brief recently (2013) unearthed by Anders Klarbring in Swedish archives. [Source 2612]

      [This Robert is real, but his relationship to the previous "Robert Moffat of that Ilk" is obscure. He could be the son of Robert's brother James. This Robert must fit into this family somewhere!.] - this statement NOT applicable given the above - Roger 29 Jan 2013.


      See "Moffats in Sweden" by Jeff Benson, CMN, Oct 2009, pp 12-15. See also Anbytarforum at www.aforum.genealogi.se (Moffat). Resided 1666-1671 Väsby, By, Värmland. Dead by 1673. Utdrag ur Värmlands regementes(Närke och Värmlands)historia utarb af Nordenswan 1904. " nr 167 ROBERT MOFFAT gift med ELISABETH RUTENSKÖLD. Fänrik i Leipzig 1642 där han var äfven följ.år (1644 års mönsterrulla säger:"Värfvd fänrik aug 1643" kaptenlöjtnant juli 1654-57. Chef för W. Månpennas kompani dec 1657 (mönsterrullan för nov 1658 säger att R.M. behåller detta kompani så framt ej Månpenna sig inställer). Erhöll kungl.bref 18 nov 1665 att njuta samma rättigheter som svensk adelsman. Men han skulle till nästa riksdag skaffa bevis på att han var af adlig skotts familj. Detta fullföljdes dock ej. Han lägrade nämligen under sin komendering i Varberg 1666 en gift kvinna vid namn Carin Helgesdotter, som med gift avdagatog sin man. M. ställdes inför Krigsrätt, som dömde honom till döden 5 nov 1666. Hans hustru ingick med nådeansökan för honom, emedan hon, om domen gick i verkställighet, skulle blifva ensam att försörja 9 omyndiga barn. I denna nådeansökan säger hon att hennes man tjänat 30 år. Han erhöll nåd, men måste af denna orsak afgå från reg:tet han lefvde 1669. Bodde på Väsby, By socken, Värmland.

      Robert sought a Birth Brief, showing his noble birth, and this was granted (see below), but the Brief itself has not yet been found. Source: "The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland", 3rd Series, Volume 3, 1669-1672. Page 573. P. Hume Brown, editor. H. M. General Register House, publisher, 1910. Text has been revised to modern English syntax and spelling: Concerning a petition presented by Captain Robert Moffat, showing that the petitioner has these many years served as a soldier under the crown of Sweden and has by God's providence purchased good esteem and fortune in that place, is now married and has settled himself and his family in that kingdom. The petitioner, being descended of Scottish parents, has procured a testimonial of his descent and pedigree, witnessed as the same person by the Earls of Morton [James Douglas], Dunfermline [Charles Seton or Alexander Seton], Caithness [James Sinclair] and certain other noblemen and gentlemen of honor and credit, dated the 9th, 10th and 13th of August [1672?]. Because the petitioner has need of a birth brief generated under His Majesty's great seal that conforms to the said certificate, he humbly requests that the Privy Council will order such a certificate be granted to that effect. The Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council, having heard and considered the above petition and certificate, do so order the director of the chancellery to extend a birth brief in the supplicant's favor to conform to the aforementioned certificate and to the Lord Chancellor to append the great seal to it. (Note: A Brief a legal term for a formal document outlining the main facts of a legal case, including supporting evidence and documentation.)

      Levde änka 1693, G. före 1651 med kaptenen vid Närkes o Värmlands reg Robert Moffat av skotsk adel som levde 1671 men var död 1673”
      Från kyrkliga räkenskaper och mantalslängder i By sn, Värmland kan man se att Robert Moffat och senare Elisabeth Rutensköld levde på gården Wäsby åtminstone från 1666 till 1686. 1678 upptas Wäsby i mantalslängden som Elisabeth Rutenskölds säteri, men från 1694 står det som ett stommehemman.
      Fänrik i Leipzig 1642 där han var äfven följ.år(1644 års mönsterrulla säger:"Värfvd fänrik aug 1643" kaptenlöjtnant juli 1654-57.
      Chef för W.Månpennas kompani dec 1657(mönsterrullan för nov 1658 säger att R.M. behåller detta kompani så framt ej Månpenna sig inställer).
      Erhöll kungl.bref 18 nov 1665 att njuta samma rättigheter som svensk adelsman.men han skulle till nästa riksdag skaffa bevis på att han var af adlig skotts familj.Detta fullföljdes dock ej. han lägrade nämligen under sin komendering i Varberg 1666 en gift kvinna vid namn Carin Helgesdotter, som med gift avdagatog sin man.
      M. ställdes inför Krigsrätt, som dömde honom till döden 5 nov 1666.
      Hans hustru ingick med nådeansökan för honom, emedan hon, om domen gick i verkställighet, skulle blifva ensam att försörja 9 omyndiga barn I denna nådeansökan säger hon att hennes man tjänat 30 år. Han erhöll nåd, men måste af denna orsak afgå från reg:tet han lefvde 1669. Bodde på Väsby. By socken Värmland. [1, 3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2452] GEDCOM file titled “clan moffat1252.ged”, submitted by Mia Jäverling.

    2. [S2576] .

    3. [S2612] GEDCOM file, from Colin Moffat - Clan Moffat UK.

    4. [S2613] eMail message titled “Robert of Sweden”, from Colin Moffat.

    5. [S2451] GEDCOM file from Clan Moffat UK genealogy file.


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