Yet another question on the identification of a Hanoverian colonel in the early 1690s.
It is related to the Hanoverian Regiment (or the Calenberg partition of Brunswick-Luneburg) that was later denoted as 9B (as it formed the root of the 9. Infanterie Regiment that was formed in 1773). This regiment served at the battle of Neerwinden/Landen in 1693, when the graf von Konigsmarck was the colonel (this person became 'famous' for having a love affair with Sophie Dorothea of Luneburg-Celle (Celle being the other half of Brunswick-Luneburg), who was married to Georg Ludwig, son of Ernst August, the elector of Luneburg, future king George I of Britain; an affair which led to his disappearance.)
Long story short, it appears that Kongsmarck was given a new regiment of Dragoons in 1693, and that a certain graf von Lewenhaupt (also Lowenhaupt) became the colonel in 1693. He already move further in 1695. Prior to 1693, this Lewenhaupt appears to have commanded a Hanoverian battalion/regiment into Hungary in 1692. This battalion seems to have been recruited in Celle and Sweden.
I am trying to establish which Lewenhaupt this could be -- it is a quite extensive family.
One source refers to him as Axel (or Arel?) Moritz Lewenhaupt. One candidate is a Moritz Lewenhaubt, son of Carl Moritz Lewenhaupt (wiki: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Mauritz_Lewenhaupt
). He lived between 1666 and 1735, and rose to the rank of Swedish major-general. Unfortunately, not much information is forthcoming, other than what is here: https://www.adelsvapen.com/genealogi/Le ... r_2#TAB_23
There is also a Gustav Moritz (1651--1700), a cousin of previous, who commanded a Swedish regiment in Dutch service between 1688 and 1691.
Unfortunately, the 'standard' histories on the Hanoverian army don't provide much of biographical details in terms of names.
Maybe someone in this audience has looked deeper into this, and is able to shed some light on this. Thanks!
kind regards, Wienand