Sir Johan Makeléer, 1 st Baronet, Lord of Gåsevadhom and Hageby and Hammarö

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Sir Johan Makeléer, 1 st Baronet, Lord of Gåsevadhom and Hageby and Hammarö

Also Known As: "Maclean", "Hans"
Birthplace: Duart Castle, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Death: Died in Gothenburg, Sweden
Place of Burial: Stockholm, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Hector Og Maclean, 15th Chief and Isabella Acheson of Gosford
Husband of Anna Gubbertz; Lilian Hamilton and Anna Thomson
Father of Isabella Makeléer; Catharina Makeléer; Jakob Makeléer; Carl Leonard Makeléer, I; Lunetta Makeléer and 9 others
Brother of Donald Maclean of Brolas
Half brother of Sir Lauchlan Maclean of Morven, 1st Baronet and Hector Mor Maclean, 16th Clan Chief

Occupation: købmand i Göteborg og kgl. svensk kommissarie
Managed by: Christer Lyrholm
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About Sir Johan Makeléer, 1 st Baronet, Lord of Gåsevadhom and Hageby and Hammarö

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Hans Makeléer, 1st Baronet, (1604 – July 7, 1666) was Lord of Gåsevadholm, and Hageby. He lived in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was made a Baronet by Charles II of England and was made Lord of Gåsevadholm, Hageby, and Hammersöö by Christina of Sweden in 1649.


John was born in 1604 at Duart Castle, Mull, Argyll, Scotland. He was the son of Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief and Isabella Atcheson of Gosford and his full brother was Donald MacLean, 1st Laird of Brolas. Isabella was the daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Baronet. John MacLean then became an officer in the Royal Navy.


He emigrated to Gothenburg, Sweden in 1620, where he had an uncle that worked as a merchant. Now known as John Hans Makeléer, he worked as a merchant.

First marriage

He married Anna Gubbertz (c.1595-1653) or Anna Quickelberry in 1629 in Gothenburg. Anna's sister was married to one of John's relatives, Jacob Makeléer (Jacob Macklier). He was named a town councilor in 1640 and remained one through 1650.


John Hans Makeléer and Anna had fifteen children, with ten surviving to adulthood. They are:

  • Charles Makeléer who died young
  • Jacob Makeléer (1632-1663) was in the service of Charles XI of Sweden in England. He married Catherine Cochrane, the daughter of Colonel John Cochrane (Colonel). Jacob may have taken his own life during an illness
  • Johan Makeléer, 2nd Baronet (c1630-1696), of the Gothenburg Court of Justice. He married Anna Margareta Gordon.
  • Peter Makeléer was colonel and commandant in Stralsund, and he married Abolla Sophia Vanplassen.
  • Gustavus Makeléer was colonel in the Swedish army and commandant in Gothenburg.[2]
  • Carl Leonard Makeléer (1633-1663)
  • Maria Makeléer who married General David Duncan (General). He was in the service of the King of Denmark.
  • Catharina Makeléer (1637-1709) who married, first, Colonel David Sinclair (Colonel), and secondly, General Malcolm Hamilton (General).
  • Eliza Makeléer, she was married to Major Cailenkerheilm.
  • Anna Makeléer (1638-1646)
  • Lunetta Makeléer (1639-1693) who married Joakim Cronman (c.1640-1703). He was a Colonel and the Commandant at Neumünde.
  • Maria Sophia Makeléer (1640-1721)
  • Gustaf Adolf Makeléer (1641-1706) who was a Captain in the Swedish Army who married Sara Carlberg (1647-1701).
  • Elsa Beata Makeléer (1643-1730) who married Major Marten Christensson.
  • David Makeléer, 1st Friherre (1645-1708), a General in the army and the first governor of Älvsborg County, Sweden from 1693 to 1708 who married the countess of Arenberg. General David left five sons and two daughters, of whom John Aldolphus MacLean was general in the army and colonel of the king's life guards.

Queen Christina

In 1635 he loaned 1,150 thalers to Queen Christina of Sweden to supply her army at a time when the Royal treasury was depleted. In May of 1649 he was awarded a Baronet by Charles II of England.

Second and third marriage

On December 30, 1655, he married Lilian Hamilton. After her death he married Anna Thompson.


He died in 1666.



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Sir Johan Makeléer, 1 st Baronet, Lord of Gåsevadhom and Hageby and Hammarö's Timeline

Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Age 31
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Göteborg, Sweden
January 2, 1636
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September 24, 1638
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September 24, 1638
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Gothenburg, Sweden