Baron David Makeléer, 1st Friherre of Gasevadholm
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Born 1646
Died November 10, 1708 (age 62)
Title Governor of Älvsborg County, Sweden
Term 1693-1708
Spouse Countess Eleonora Elisabet von Ascheberg
Children Rutger Macklean, 2nd Friherre
Parents John Hans Makeléer
Anna Gubbertz
Relatives Baron Rutger Macklean, 4th Friherre, grandson
Hector Og Maclean, 15th Chief, grandfather

David Makeléer, 1st Friherre (1646 – 10 November 1708) sometimes written as David Macklier, was the first governor of Älvsborg County, Sweden. He served from 1693 to 1708.[1][2][3]



David was the son of baronet John Hans Makeléer (1604-1666).[2][4] His mother was Anna Gubbertz (c.1595-1653) sometimes referred to as Anna Quickelberg. Anna was the daughter of Hans Gubbertz (c1570-?) and Maichen Maria von Quickelberg (1582-1646). David Makeléer had the following siblings: Carl Leonard Makeléer (1633-1663); Catharina Makeléer (1637-1709); Anna Makeléer (1638-1646); Lunetta Makeléer (1639-1693) who married Joakim Cronman (c1630-1703), a soldier who died at Neumünde; Gustaf Adolf Makeléer (1641-1706) who was a Captain in the Swedish Army who married Sara Carlberg (1647-1701); and Elsa Beata Makeléer (1643-1730). He married Eleonora Elisabet von Ascheberg (1663-1737) in 1679, she was the daughter of Field Marshal Rutger von Ascheberg, Count of Söfdeborg.[5] David then served as the first governor of Älvsborg County, Sweden from 1693 to 1708.[6]



David Makeléer, 1st Friherre's ancestors in three generations
David Makeléer, 1st Friherre Father:
John Hans Makeléer
Paternal Grandfather:
Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean, 14th Clan Chief
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Margaret, daughter of William Cunningham, 6th Earl of Glencairn
Paternal Grandmother:
Isabella Atcheson of Gosford
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Baronet
Paternal Great-Grandmother:
Anna Gubbertz
Maternal Grandfather:
Hans Gubbertz (c1570-?)
Maternal Great-Grandfather:
Paul Gubbertz (1553-1623)
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Maria von Quickelberg (1582-1646)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Lucas von Quickelberg (1562-1602)
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Catarina Boij



  1. ^ "Counties of Sweden". Retrieved 2007-08-26. "20 Dec 1693-1708 David Makeléer (b. 16.. - d. 1708)" 
  2. ^ a b c John Patterson MacLean (1889). A History of the Clan MacLean from Its First Settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the Present Period: Including a Genealogical Account of Some of the Principal Families Together with Their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions, etc.. R. Clarke & Company. "... the sixth, David, a general in the army and governor of west Gothland, married to the countess of Arenberg. ... General David left five sons and two daughters, of whom John Aldolphus Count MacLean was general in the army and colonel of the king's life guards." 
  3. ^ The Scots in Sweden. 1907. "A later scion of this race, David, a Colonel, was made a Swedish "Friherre" (baronet) and took the name of Maclean." 
  4. ^ James Noël MacKenzie MacLean (1971). The Macleans of Sweden. The Ampersand. ISBN 0900161000. 
  5. ^ Sveriges kyrkor, konsthistoriskt inventarium. 1944. "Ätten Makeléer (Maclean) hade invandrat från Skottland på 1620-talet, ... Rutger Maclean (Makeléer), f 1688, d 1748, friherre, överste. ... Eleonora Elisabet von Ascheberg ..." 
  6. ^ a b Scotland's Historic Heraldry. Boydell Press. ISBN 1843832615. "A particularly interesting Scoto-Swedish family (Chart 20.4), whose members remained in touch with their Highland cousins, is that of MacLean or Macklier...." 
  7. ^ "Rutger Maclean". Electric Scotland. Retrieved 2009-02-28. "His father was one of Charles XII’s officers, and the first of his ancestors in Sweden was Iain or Hanns Macleer, the Gothenburg merchant who actively helped Montrose during the latter’s visit to Gothenburg in 1650. Johan Macleer had been raised to the Swedish nobility in 1649, and in the following year was created an English baronet by Charles I as a reward for his services in helping Montrose. His Swedish wife had a sister who was married to Jakob Makeleer, a silk mercer in Stockholm. The two brothers-in-law were obviously related and possibly brothers. They seem to have been the first of their family to settle in Sweden. ..." 
NAME Makeleer, David
DATE OF BIRTH 1 January 1646
DATE OF DEATH 10 November 1708


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